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Cool looking Queen
« on: April 22, 2014, 10:34:02 pm »
I just found the queen in a recent swarm I caught. Kinda cool markings.








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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 10:37:53 pm »
Wow! How bizarre, she's a bute! exotic even  :)
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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 10:54:32 pm »

Hey Yankee! I just saw a pic of your queen. I think you have a VHS, Varroa Specific Hygiene queen there. Nice Catch buddy!

I was reading a link that River posted for me on 'Queen Introduction'.

This is the title of the highlighted post  "Queen Introduction Instructions Glenn Apiaries"
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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 11:00:01 pm »
Where at? On this forum?

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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 11:13:17 pm »
Yeah! Go to 'General Beekeeping', find 'Queen Installation', scroll down 6 posts. River gave me two links on to read. click on "Queen Introduction Instructions Glenn Apiaries". Read down a bit and there is pictures of varroa resistant queens. One of them is heavily striped like yours.
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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2014, 11:24:25 pm »
Looks just like one.

I wonder?

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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2014, 11:27:48 pm »
I had a tiger striped queen like that out of a cut out.. It took me forever to finally find her..  Once I realized she was striped it was easier to find her after that.. Unfortunately after the cut out she never built up. I am hoping I find more like her.
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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 11:34:47 pm »
yankee, irregardless of what she is, (i would think she is or has some carni in her).  those dark queens are beauties, they are stinkers to find sometimes, great pictures! 

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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014, 01:09:12 am »
Your right about that River, after I took the pictures I lost her and never saw her again.  :)

She hasn't started laying yet but should be any day now. Been 7 days since I got the swarm. They are pulling comb and I added a couple empty
drawn frames. Will stay out for another week or so just to be safe.

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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2014, 06:41:31 am »
Man I wish I could figure out how to take nice pictures like that, especially the close ups.
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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2014, 07:50:42 am »
I just use my phone.

Samsung Galaxy 3. Set to Macro mode. Nothing special.

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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2014, 07:59:26 am »
Very unique!  And, she would be hard to find.

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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2014, 08:06:01 am »
Beauty of a tiger stripe!

Hope she does well for you.
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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2014, 11:30:14 am »
My daughter uses her phone as well and gets real nice pics up very close! Starting to think about switching out my clam shell. but I hesitate cause I just don't need another technical instrument to take me away from vacuuming
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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2014, 01:08:27 pm »
Mine vacuums also..

It's amazing what they can do with technology now days.

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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2014, 01:18:17 pm »
Mine vacuums also..

It's amazing what they can do with technology now days.

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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2014, 01:28:08 pm »
PBbphhahhaha~  :D  Well I sure need a housekeeper to get me back on track! All this swarming plus work plus husband plus grandkids plus trip to coast plus labrador....
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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2014, 03:22:14 pm »
K, heres a trick..   I videoed myself vaccuuming.. then looped it, and plugged into the TV...   Wife called, said she was on her way home.. asked what I was doing...  I said vacuuming, I been vacuuming all day...
   I have NO CLUE why she wasnt amused when she walked in...

   I thought taking a nap and vacuuming at the same time was very efficient!!!
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2014, 03:25:50 pm »
Perfect!  :D
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Re: Cool looking Queen
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2014, 06:37:00 pm »
It is a wonders she let you wake up from that nap!  :laugh:
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