IS THIS GUY JOKING

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by the kid, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. the kid

    the kid New Member

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    I found this guy on ebay .. hope non of this forum sent for these

    VIRGIN QUEENS, AN ECONOMICAL WAY TO INCREASE

    This sale is for 20 Virgin Minnesota Hygienic Italian Queens. These queens will ship Tuesday MARCH 30th 2010 via USPS Express Mail for next day delivery in most places. The queens will be caged in a plastic push in style cage with queen candy in the tube of each cage. Then they will be placed in a plastic battery box with more candy and worker bees to keep them warm and fed on the trip. So do not remove tape and open the lid on the battery box inside or without protective clothing. To install the queens simply remove them from the battery box and wedge them between two frames of a hive or nuc that has been without a queen for at least 24 hours with the candy tube pointing down. Your queens should be laying eggs in 10 - 14 days after mating with your drones. If you have any questions you can contact us, H&L Bee Farm (229) 468-7660 or email: queenbreeder@hlbeefarm.com

    We reserve the right to change this date in the event of any conditions such as weather that may prevent our crews from being able get the queens produced.
     
  2. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    seems doable?

    was there a stated price?
     

  3. CentralPAGuy

    CentralPAGuy New Member

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    I didn't think that Ebay allowed livestock to be sold on its site.
     
  4. wfuavenger

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    They allow fish and coral.....
     
  5. Iddee

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  6. tecumseh

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    thanks iddee...

    a bit pricey for me.
     
  7. the kid

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    I was told that if a queen was not breed with in 2 days ,like because of weather or ?? that she would never be.
    but it wouldn't be the first thing I heard thats wrong
     
  8. Iddee

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    I think you need to stretch that from 2 days to about 2 weeks. Then you will be right. I don't think she makes her first flight until she is 3 to 5 days old.
     
  9. tecumseh

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    you would think cells would be 10+ beyond grafting date for shipping with any safefy. on average add 2 days to this till emergence.