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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SamG347, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Ordered my Honey bees for this spring today....from Hardeemans Apiary in Georgia. Getting two 3lb packages of Italian Bees + Italian Queens. Each package will contain about 10,000 bees plus the queen. Really looking forward to getting my girls! Also have the Feral swarm who I think have currently gone dormant down in their hive.
    Building 2-3 more hives before spring and ready for the bees!
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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Wow very cool, I didn't know you could just order them - actually I never thought about it before....
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    yay congrats Sam! I'd love to do it but i'll see how all my quail and chicken hobbies go first [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gosh, that sounds like a lot of bees. Is that a hobby? Or do you sell honey or use them for pollination?

    How do you introduce the bees to their hive? Do they get their own new hive?

    I am bee-stupid, but have always lived near people who've raised them and have been gracious enough to supply me with fresh honey!

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  5. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Hobby lol.....2 pacakges will only do 2 hives. 1 package per hive. Yes they get introduced into new hives. If you try mixing bees of seperate hives they will often kill eachother or things along that line. There are many videos on Youtube...just search INSTALLING PACKAGE BEES......I can't wait to get them!
    This will be my first year with bees. Looking forward to it!
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good luck with your beekeeping venture, Sam!
     
  7. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Thanks Cynn!!!
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