A note to CFF

Discussion in 'Building plans, blueprints, and finished projects' started by Iddee, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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?
     
  2. LtlWilli

    LtlWilli New Member

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    Resistant queens always catch my eye! What kind are they? I was thinking of tyingmaking up some nucs here.
    Rick
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.
     
  4. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Hey Bee Catcher CFF hasn't logged in for awhile, you may get a quicker response emailing him. In the menu at the top click members then find him and there'll be an email link for him. Tell him we miss him ;)
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.
     
  6. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Woops, didn't know that... Sorry :)
     
  7. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.
     
  8. CFF

    CFF New Member

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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.

     
  9. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.