Beekeepers....Everyone have your Packages/Nucs ordered?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SamG347, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Just checking in to see if both new and old beeks have their spring bee orders in? I'm getting 5 packages this spring plus a queen from my buddy Adam at VP Queens. Going to keep a close eye out for swarms this spring...and hopefully start a few hives the easy/free way [​IMG]

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  2. bantamamba

    bantamamba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh best of luck! My mother got me interested in beekeeping through her attendance of local meetings/constant raving. [​IMG] We hope to start a hive after we move.

    How long have you been doing it?
     
  3. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    This is my second year....loving every minute of it. Met a lot of local expirenced beeks. Made a lot of friends high up in the beekeeping circuit...and going to get into Queen rearing next year.
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  4. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    JP are you on Beesource or a beekeeping forum? I feel like I have seen those pics before. Also do you find a lot of the bees you are working with to be AHB?
     
  6. JP33

    JP33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sam, I am a member of beesource and very active on Beemaster.com, both very good sites.

    AHBs were discovered officially, in Louisiana June of 05. Since then, there have been roughly a half dozen or so verifiable accounts (tested positive) AHB colonies in my home state.

    Last season I had to deal with an extremely aggressive colony that is being tested now. Most of the bees I run across are feral Italians, pretty gentle. I remove on average 130-175 colonies a year from structures and only a small handful if that are unusually aggressive.


    ...JP
     

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