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Package bees or nucs
« on: December 12, 2015, 08:45:27 PM »
Might be a longshot but I'm planning to start a couple gives next spring and was wondering if anyone knew if someone in state here selling package bees or nucs , thanks in advance

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 08:49:47 PM »
lauri miller in roy sells nucs. 253-843-1319
She raises queens mainly.

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2015, 08:55:43 PM »
northwest bee supply--they even deliver to certain areas

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 08:58:45 PM »
Another source of info/contacts:

http://wasba.org
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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015, 11:15:43 AM »
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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 08:37:20 PM »
My wife is Lauri Miller. I dont want to sound proud, BUT so far not many have been able to match her numbers for over wintering or queen rearing. She has more knowledge than anyone I have run into so far. Sorry for the late response. I have been busy and havent been here for a while.

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 09:01:33 PM »
My buddy and I are getting into the hobby. I'm sort of sorry he went and ordered package bees instead of nuc's. Anyway we'll  hope for the best. Don't know how easy it is for a couple noobs to screw up and hopefully we won't find out.
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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 05:21:50 PM »
Look up and follow her Facebook page. Miller compound and honey bees. If you bought packages you should re- queen. Call also. She has a lot of info to share.. Definitely worth the time. 253-843-1319 Lauri.

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2016, 06:20:35 PM »
Thank you!
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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2016, 06:47:23 PM »
When do you get your packages? Do you have all your hardware built yet? Give me a call sometime i'm close by and could help
you guys out if you need.I'll send you my number.
Come get Some, I didn't know she was your wife. My son and I have come to your place twice and bought queens.She has been a wealth of knowledge helping us with his hobby.
 He's modest when he says she knows what she's doing.Tell her if she's wants one of my bee bee trees i told her about she's welcome to it.I have about 16 growing.I'll probably come and get a couple more queens from her this year again.

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2016, 06:53:59 PM »
Look up and follow her Facebook page. Miller compound and honey bees. If you bought packages you should re- queen. Call also. She has a lot of info to share.. Definitely worth the time. 253-843-1319 Lauri.

So why would you buy a package and then immediately requeen?
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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2016, 07:09:16 PM »
Might be a longshot but I'm planning to start a couple gives next spring and was wondering if anyone knew if someone in state here selling package bees or nucs , thanks in advance
Try http://sunnybeehoneyfarm.com/ in Enumclaw. Great people and tons of info.

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2016, 11:50:32 AM »
Beeman and buck man on here both are big bee keepers. They sell nuc's too.

buck man
http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=8906

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http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?action=profile;u=8904

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2016, 06:51:57 AM »
Look up and follow her Facebook page. Miller compound and honey bees. If you bought packages you should re- queen. Call also. She has a lot of info to share.. Definitely worth the time. 253-843-1319 Lauri.

So why would you buy a package and then immediately requeen?

 To be assure to get good stock that is tolerant of our weather and pesticide free. Not sure where your nuc is coming from. A lot in our area come from California. Very low survival rate if that is the case. More work than necessary to keep alive.

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2016, 08:46:55 PM »
is anyone in the spokane area into bee keeping, i have an interest in learning beekeeping. i know im too late to start this spring but would like to learn and then get 2 hives next spring. i have been checking out books at the library and reading on internet about it to gain some knowledge. im hoping someone around spokane would let me tag along and learn some stuff this year and help me get started next spring if i have questions which i know i will. feel free to pm me if you are willing or know anyone

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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2016, 01:16:14 PM »
Thanks everyone for all the replies, I decided I just wasn't quite ready to go for this year and didn't want to rush to make it happen. I'm going to wait till next spring, however I do have some of my gear and would like to continue expanding my knowledge . That being said ...anyone near Buckley that would let me tag along while they work their hives and show me some ins and outs?


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Re: Package bees or nucs
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2016, 04:40:31 PM »
i know i am a little late but another idea is get some bee boxes and post an add on catching swarms.. most people will even pay to have them taken.. we get called several times a week to come get swarms.. just an idea of a bit cheaper way to start some hives..
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