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But others may be interested, too.

I didn't raise any queens from my resistant hive this year, for lack of support bees. I only overwintered one hive. This year I am overwintering about 40, so I should have plenty to shake into a queen rearing hive or maybe even 2 or 3. Also plenty to populate the nucs when ready. Are you up to doing the grafting again?
 

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An older farmer friend had 30 plus hives. He never treated and lost all but one when the mites came in. The one prospered and he caught a few swarms from it. He gave me a swarm from it 6 years ago. It still has not been treated in any way, and is still going strong.
 

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I've got his email, telephone number, and all. I know him. I was just putting it on the forum for the benefit of others.
Thanks... I'll get him back on here shortly.
 

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No sorry needed. I sent him an email on the 20th. He hasn't responded yet. I don't know if he's checking his mail. If he doesn't respond in a few more days, I'll call him.
 

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Sorry guys but work has been keeping me busy lately, I've just finished starting up a new project that has had me traveling a lot.

Iddee

Just shoot me an email and I'll drop in and graft up as many as you want buddy - just give me a heads up when you think you'll be ready.

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No sorry needed. I sent him an email on the 20th. He hasn't responded yet. I don't know if he's checking his mail. If he doesn't respond in a few more days, I'll call him.
 

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All work and no play makes for a dull day.......

Get yourself some r&r.

I'm going to start pollen patties on the hives tomorrow, so they should be ready in about 30 days.
 
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