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Offline van from Arkansas

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Pic of rare, golden queen.
« on: May 11, 2020, 08:56:39 pm »
The pics say it all.

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I have been around bees a long time, since birth.  I am a hobbyist so my answers often reflect this fact.  I concentrate on genetics, raise my own queens by wet graft, nicot, with natural or II breeding.  I do not sell queens, I will give queens  for free but no shipping.

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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 08:57:08 pm »
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Photos sized only, color not altered.  For those that follow, yes, this is Alpha, my four year old Cordovan queen?s  daughter.
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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 09:07:40 pm »
I will artificially inseminate this queen with my lightest colored hand pic Cordovan drones.  The daughters will be stunning.
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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 09:39:11 pm »
Thus pic is color enhanced.  I snapped a pic as the queen was on the Apple icon on my air book pro.
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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 10:18:44 pm »
What a breathtaking beauty! I can imagine getting into genetics would be fun in this hobby. I hope to get to that point some day!

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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 11:47:32 pm »
Very Nice Mr Van!

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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 12:18:54 am »
I am speechless.  She is absolutely gorgeous!
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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 07:35:57 am »
What an accomplishment!! Just beautiful


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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 01:24:43 pm »
Beautiful Van! ... your work is amazing.
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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 01:29:57 pm »
Van,  If you figure out how to give her daughters blue eyes they will really be heart breakers!

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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 03:01:10 pm »
Oh man!!!

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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2020, 03:18:48 pm »
Look at that!

Wow!

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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2020, 01:40:47 pm »
And the Gregor Mendel award goes too...Van! [commence cheering].  Beautiful queen, Van.  Please keep us updated.

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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2020, 06:48:14 pm »
I thank everyone, I am encouraged by your thoughtful texts.

Blessings

Van
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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2020, 11:01:11 am »
That's just beautiful, Van!  Look how fat and sassy she is!  Needing a queen or 2 at this time, I'm 1/2 inclined to drive me out to Arkansas to talk you out of a couple of those daughters.  But only 1/2 inclined, as I don't have the time available right now.
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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2020, 11:14:00 am »
Van,
It does not look like she is clipped. I thought you clipped your breeding queens.
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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2020, 12:17:51 pm »
Jim, I do not clip the wing nor mark my queens.  I am constantly monitoring for swarm cells which I rarely find with my breeders because I always provide space for the queen to lay.

Due to winter snow levels, all of my hives are on 18 inch stands.  If a clipped queen try's to swarm, she falls off the entrance and gets lost in the grass.  I would rather the queen swarm than to be lost flightless in the grass.
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I have been around bees a long time, since birth.  I am a hobbyist so my answers often reflect this fact.  I concentrate on genetics, raise my own queens by wet graft, nicot, with natural or II breeding.  I do not sell queens, I will give queens  for free but no shipping.

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Re: Pic of rare, golden queen.
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2020, 09:42:02 pm »
One word WOW!!!~!!!!!!