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  1. #1
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    Default Who ships queen cells

    I am in need of 10 or so queen cells, does anyone still ship them.

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    Default Re: Wo ships queen cells

    Try contacting Dan Williams. He is advertising virgins for sale. Next best thing to a queen cell. Who knows, he might have cells too.


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    Default Re: Wo ships queen cells

    In Australia nobody post cells - they are too fragile
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    Default Re: Wo ships queen cells

    nobody ships cells, they need to be held at 93-95 degrees F. You would have to go pick them up. Time is short now so don't waste to much time. I my neck of the woods the drones will be banished in the next 3-4 weeks.

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    Default Re: Wo ships queen cells

    Quote Originally Posted by John_M View Post
    nobody ships cells
    That is completely untrue, just very few ship them in hobbyist quantity, HRA being one of them http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/nwc-.../orders/#cells

    The Miksa family has been at it for a very long time, they have no need to advertise or even have a web site, customers beat a path to their door http://www.wicwas.com/sites/default/...ABJ2009-06.pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by Beeslave View Post
    -480 cells shipped= $1920
    -480 queens shipped=$7,200
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    -95% of mated queens shipped are good layers, don't get superceded, or don't become drone layers=456 now your $15.00 queen was $0.80 more
    -80% survival rate of cells mated(480)=384 so your 384 queens costed $5.00 a piece. You loose brood rearing time but if you are getting them for requeening it is a no brainer when pinching pennies.
    -Occasionally you get 90%+ with cells and sometimes you get 50% just like sometimes you can get 99% mated queens good and other times it may be 80% after a month goes by and they get superceded anyway.
    -Shipping cells works for me otherwise I wouldn't being doing it for the 4th year.
    Quote Originally Posted by swarm_trapper View Post
    I just got through 120 nucs that i made 21 days ago with cells shipped from miksas i had a 82% take i think it would have been better but some of the hives that i split from were not that great and i can tell those are a high % of the ones that didnt take. this is the second year i have gotten shipped cells from them always been happy so far.
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    Last edited by msl; 08-25-2019 at 08:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Wo ships queen cells

    Quote Originally Posted by John_M View Post
    nobody ships cells,
    That was my thought too - well, that no-one in their right mind would ever think about shipping a queen cell - and was most surprised to read msl's post.
    For personal collection, ok - but I still think shipping Q/C's is the craziest idea I've ever heard. Far too risky.
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    Default Re: Wo ships queen cells

    This has piqued my interest ...

    Any idea how such Q/C's were shipped, and at what stage of their development ? And what the success rate has been ?
    LJ
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