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  1. #1
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    Default Are Lingurian bees available in the USA?

    Out of interest does anyone use Lingurian Bees?

    It's believed that the true Lingurian is only found on Kangaroo Island in Australia. As far as I am aware they were exported to you American folk a few years back?
    Are they available to you?

    I'm interested to hear if anyone has them?
    I have 10 hives with Lingurians, I have mixed feelings about them.

    Ben

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    Default Re: Are Lingurian bees available in the USA?

    Just curious: what are the good and bad of these bees?
    --shinbone
    (3rd year, 12 hives, Zone 5b, 5400 ft, 15.8" annual rainfall)

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    Default Re: Are Lingurian bees available in the USA?

    In the late 1800's in the U.S., the Italian bees were known a Ligurians because the bees were brought from the Ligurian mountains area of Italy. Could these be the same strain of bee?

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    Default Re: Are Lingurian bees available in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squidink View Post
    Out of interest does anyone use Lingurian Bees?

    It's believed that the true Lingurian is only found on Kangaroo Island in Australia. As far as I am aware they were exported to you American folk a few years back?
    Are they available to you?

    I'm interested to hear if anyone has them?
    I have 10 hives with Lingurians, I have mixed feelings about them.

    Ben
    Never heard of them.
    Mark Berninghausen
    Squeak Creek Apiaries



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    Default Re: Are Lingurian bees available in the USA?

    http://www.island-beehive.com.au/qua...quarantine.php

    They are a very gentle bee, I believe the most gentle bee around. They are ok at getting storing honey.
    They don't seem to do well in damp conditions or high humidity. Interesting as well they like to hang onto each other when hiving inspecting.

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