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Queens probably for sale (Lowell, Ma, USA) possibly nucs  RSS feed

 
David Smolinski
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Location: Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
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I read that I could advertise. I'm new to beekeeping. I have 5 big hives with my local queens. I made my first queens this year with local survivor genetics. I would like to make large batches of queens next year. It's a hobby. I will decide if I'm selling in November based on hive strength. I probably won't ship. I have connections with larvae and drone donors (beekeepers with Vermont queens, etc.).

When I make queens, I try to get these qualities:
Local treatment free survivors
Minimal southern genetics
Well fed
Hardiness

My bees are...
In all medium boxes
Foundationless
Treatment free

My apiary will be Apocalypse Apiary.
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David Smolinski
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I'm also curious about the local bumblebee market.
 
Gregory T. Russian
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Location: Mad City, Wisconsin
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David Smolinski wrote:I read that I could advertise. I'm new to beekeeping. I have 5 big hives with my local queens. I made my first queens this year with local survivor genetics. I would like to make large batches of queens next year. It's a hobby. I will decide if I'm selling in November based on hive strength. I probably won't ship. I have connections with larvae and drone donors (beekeepers with Vermont queens, etc.).

When I make queens, I try to get these qualities:
Local treatment free survivors
Minimal southern genetics
Well fed
Hardiness

My bees are...
In all medium boxes
Foundationless
Treatment free

My apiary will be Apocalypse Apiary.


Well, myself being a return beekeeper with 11 hives on hand now (not a single one purchased; all swarms), I feel sheepish to claim that I sell "local treatment free survivors".
Even though this is what I do, but not long enough yet.

This is especially so if you are a new beekeeper (which means how many years?).

If you can demonstrate you kept the same line(s) of bees TF consistently for at least 4-5 years in a row (more is even better), then maybe you can talk about.
So let us be real for everyone's good.
You do not want to mislead customers.
:)

 
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