Got my queens!

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by PerryBee, May 8, 2013.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Got some of my queens from Big Island Hawaii this morning and went out and made up 6 nucs from 3 hives. These hives were some of my boomers and could easily handle the loss of bees and brood. :thumbsup: I will install the queens later this evening after they have been queenless for 6 or more hours.
    I have another 9 arriving next week and will do it all over again. These are all for sale (sold). Wish I could pick up a few more queens. :|

    After that's done, I will start looking at splitting for myself with local queens which should start in June sometime.
    Funny how it works, wait, wait, wait, and then fast and furious.
     
  2. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    :yahoo::clap:............:queen:'s!!!!!!!
     

  3. Slowmodem

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    Good for you! I love getting things in the mail or the big brown truck! :)

    I hope they all prosper. They're in good hands. :thumbsup:
     
  4. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Righteous Perry!
     
  5. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    How do you think those queens will do in the tundra?

    Sounds good Perry hope they do really well for you and the new owners.
     
  6. brooksbeefarm

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    Hmmmm, from grass skirts to snow shovels:eek:. Hoping they do good for you Perry, i'm getting 5 more queens in the mourning and rain and storms forecast for tomorrow:roll:. Jack
     
  7. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Like anything G3, they will adjust. I can only imagine what our greyhound Rosie thought when she got off the trailer here in February after starting out her racing career in Florida. :shock: :lol:
    I got them installed and will wait 3 or 4 days to see how release went.
    Made another one in the rain today as I got a queen someone didn't want.
    Same here Jack, rain forecast through to next Wednesday. :sad:
     
  8. Marbees

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    Nothing like starting new colonies. :grin: most adjust very well, last year some of my friends colonies with southern queens were very strong, produced over 200 lb of honey, and wintered very well.
     
  9. Minz

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    I got a queen castle set up with some queens I got from my hive that swarmed. They should have emerged last Saturday. Suspense is killing me now that the swallows are back in this neck of the woods.
     
  10. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    got my first order of queens yesterday myself Perry. almost exactly one month late... which as you may know the delay doesn't really bother me one little bit. unlike your own queens my own are not world travelers and thy only got to experience a short ride in a dirty smelly pick up truck from Navasota Texas to College Station Texas.