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  1. For Sale
    200 1 1/2 story colonies on bee pallets. Equipment good. 80% 2019 queens, all Italian. Very gentle Had mite treatment mid August. 80%+ wall to wall and heavy. Can meet in southern Wyoming, middle New Mexico, west Nebraska, anywhere in between. $140 each. Must take all! Respond p.m...
  2. Bee Forum
    Hello, everyone! I am looking for advice in raising and experience dealing with Italian honeybees. Since 2015, I’ve been a local beekeeper but I’ve only kept Russians honeybees. It’s been a great experience but unfortunately, I loss both hives this winter. I am going to be keeping Italians come...
  3. Wanting to Buy
    Hi all, I work at a publication and we're looking to do a piece on various honey bees. My editor wants me to find dead specimens of all available stocks, which seem to include Italian, German, Carniolan, Buckfast, Caucasian, and Russian; as well as Minnesota Hygienic, Cordovan, Midnight, and...
  4. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Genetics, Synergists, and Age Affect Insecticide Sensitivity of the Honey Bee, Apis mellifera The number of honey bee colonies in the United States has declined to half of its peak level in the 1940s, and colonies lost over the winter have reached levels that are becoming economically unstable...
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Phenotypic and Genetic Analyses of the Varroa Sensitive Hygienic Trait in Russian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies Varroa destructor continues to threaten colonies of European honey bees. General hygiene, and more specific Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH), provide resistance towards the...
  6. Bee Forum
    Reduced SNP Panels for Genetic Identification and Introgression Analysis in the Dark Honey Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) Beekeeping activities, especially queen trading, have shaped the distribution of honey bee (Apis mellifera) subspecies in Europe, and have resulted in extensive introductions...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Italian queen was out in 3 days, after 5 days I noticed eggs. 9 days later eggs, larvae, few cappings. Today - 22 days later (and 19 days since queen is out)3 frames of capped brood and 2 frames with pollen, nectar (some capped honey). No eggs, no larvae and no queen to be found. 3-6 queen cells...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I installed two Italian packages on May 5th in NYC area. Here is my first concern/problem with the hive #1 : On the 3rd day after installation candy was gone but could not spot the queen on any frames. A week later still no eggs. Started search for a new queen. 11 days later received Russian...
  9. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I live in the northern parts of Ohio, where the Winters are harsh. Clearly my best bet is to start a Carniolan hive within the next week or two, right? Unfortunately the only seller in my area only has Italian bees, as they've sold out of Carnolians. I'm trying to start a Carnolian hive, not an...
  10. Diseases and Pests
    I'm new to all this and don't really know what I'm talking about, but have an inquisitive mind and just wanted to start a discussion. From what I've heard, Italians (and some other races I'm sure) tend to raise brood all year long (including during the winter), while other races such as...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    I'm a complete novice, starting up with two hives this spring. I've just begun reading about beekeeping basics, but I'm leaving on a trip in a couple days and I need to order my bees before I go. Then when I come back in mid-February, I'll have time to figure out woodenware and so on before...
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