Where can I get a queen bee this time of year??

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  1. paint504

    paint504 Member

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    Anyone know where I can get a queen bee this time of year? I'm located in south florida. Any leads would be appreciated.
     

  2. Versipelis

    Versipelis New Member

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    Are you looking for a mated queen or queen cells?
     
  3. paint504

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    Mated, I been nersing this hive for a month. There might be a virgin queen but I haven't seen her yet. With that being said I'd rather get a mated queen than take a chance if you know what I mean.
     
  4. Versipelis

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    Yup, I do know what you mean. I know Miska only has cells. If you're close, or willing to come to the Tampa Bay Area, I could shoot you a couple of numbers in a message.
     
  5. Versipelis

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    I haven't bought from the following breeder but I know they exist. Someone will eventually answer the phone:

    VSH, Italian, Carniolan Queens, CA
    Cantu Apiaries
    784 Steve Roberts Special
    Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
    (863) 735-1679
     
  6. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If she is still in the hive I should have a free africanized queen shortly if you are interested!
     
  7. jwsbees

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    Hey, I'm having queen problems too. Just bought a couple, wolf creek Apiaries
     
  8. paint504

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    Well I ended up buying a mated queen from wolf creek. She was at my local post office the next day and was only 44$. Thx for all the replies guys.
     
  9. jwsbees

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    John and Ruth at Wolfcreek are great people! Really good quality bees in my opinion. Hope your hive is straight now.
     
  10. paint504

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    Yeah I had the pleasure talking to Ruth and she is very nice and informative. Now that my hive finally has a queen I'm hoping my troubles are over.
     
  11. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    hope so too, good luck