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Offline beehappy1950

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Nucks or packages
« on: January 17, 2023, 02:36:22 pm »
My sister lost her hives last year. Is looking for someone near Okla city or within a couple hundred miles that might have some for sale. Can we get any help on here? Hope this is allowed. Harold

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2023, 02:44:48 pm »
Definitely allowed.  :happy:  I'm not in your part of the country, so I can't offer any specific recommendations, but I would suggest looking for someone selling locally bred bees.  That way the bees will already be adapted to your location.  Hopefully someone more familiar with your area will chime in.     
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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2023, 09:26:12 pm »
 Most of these links are 10 years old. They may not work
    I did cut out all the ones that did not work.. There was about 12 of Them. I hope this helps you out
   
    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/honey-bees/

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MINNESOTA HOBBY BKPRS ASSOC
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NORTH CENTRAL BKPRS ASSOC
Baxter, MN
www.northcentralbeekeepers.com


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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2023, 12:26:00 am »
They have to be close to Okla, City

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2023, 08:07:27 am »
They have to be close to Okla, City

   Here is another one in Minnesota.  The best places I ever found..  For buying 🐝 Is at local beekeeping club

https://mnbeekeepers.com/

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2023, 02:34:28 pm »
I am sorry that is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   Thats about 900 miles from Minnesota. Ha

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2023, 02:51:09 pm »
I am sorry that is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   Thats about 900 miles from Minnesota. Ha
I think Jim was confused because your profile location says MN.  :smile:
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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2023, 05:28:32 pm »
He must not have read first post. Thats fine.

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2023, 07:42:10 pm »
Check out Oklahoma Beekeepers Association.  Click on nucs and queens and that should give you a good start.  I would even contact them for more information on suppliers. 

http://www.okbees.org/
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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2023, 11:55:16 pm »
I am sorry that is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   Thats about 900 miles from Minnesota. Ha
I think Jim was confused because your profile location says MN.  :smile:
   On your Iocation Minnesota..  The thing is one of the supplies covers about 75% of the USA.. Mann lake.   I'm pretty sure they use the US mail  For delivery Of Live honey bees.

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2023, 12:13:51 am »
 Here are some more associations in Oklahoma. Some of these links are 10 to 15 years old. They may not work.

  CENTRAL OKLAHOMA BKPRS ASSOC
Oklahoma City, OK
www.okbeekeeper.blogspot.com

NOBLE BKPRS ASSOC
Noble, OK
http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/NobleBeekeepers/info

NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA BKPRS ASSOC
Tulsa, OK
http://neoba.org

OKLAHOMA STATE BKPRS ASSOC
http://www.okbees.org

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"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2023, 12:22:53 am »
   All I Is google. Where to buy Package honey bee. Near  Oklahoma City Oklahoma.. This was the 1st one on Google's list. I have no idea  Where this is at in Oklahoma.
https://midnightbeesupply.com/

 

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« Last Edit: January 19, 2023, 09:57:48 am by Jim 134 »
"Tell me and I'll forget,show me and I may  remember,involve me and I'll understand"
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"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2023, 12:23:54 am »
 Sorry for the 2nd posts



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"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways."
 John F. Kennedy
Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA. http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2023, 01:50:38 am »
Jim 134, even though the 'intended' recipient can't use the information does not mean others who reside in the vicinity of your sources, who might read your post can not.  What I mean is, perhaps someone 'else' located in the general area of your posted sources will find your information helpful. Thank you for your post and input!

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Re: Nucks or packages
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2023, 08:22:19 am »
My sister lost her hives last year. Is looking for someone near Okla city or within a couple hundred miles that might have some for sale. Can we get any help on here? Hope this is allowed. Harold
I have a sister, so I speak on good authority. ;)

Your/her best resource is a local club, to find a local source of locally adapted bees. You're looking to buy a nuc from someone who has been keeping bees there for a longish time, raises queens from their own stock, and has a good reputation among the other beekeepers. Good bees from a good beekeeper are worth the $$extra.

But if she's got dead-outs, she's got the equipment to put together a swarm trap or two. 40 liters is a single 10-frame Lang deep or two 8-frame medium boxes lashed together with frames in the top box, a solid bottom board, outer cover,  and "small" entrance reducer. Placed at least shoulder height facing east or south. Bait with fancy swarm lure or less fancy lemongrass essential oil or even less fancy frame-of-old-comb.  cf https://www.horizontalhive.com/honeybee-swarm-trap/bait-hive-how-to-catch.shtml

The best bees are free bees, if only for the psychological shift in the beekeeper to hold them with open hands.

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