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Early brood frame available?/Queen bee breeder recommendations? Sydney, Australia


#1

Does anyone have a spare frame of very early brood, or any queen bee supplier recommendations? Based in Western Sydney.


#2

don’t despair, the forum is a bit quiet at this time of year with Xmas and new year. did you do a google for a ‘queen bee supplier in Sydney area’? there is at least one in the Richmond area who has Italian strain queens.
cheers


#3

Hi Peter, all good- I’ve found a lovely gentlemen yesterday who has provided a nuc hive with new Italian queen :blush: Yay! I think my virgin queen must have died on the way back in the recent hailstorms or something.


#4

Excellent news Vicky, Insect eating birds are probably the major reason for bees not getting back to a hive but hailstorm will have the same result. Swallows, butcher birds and magpies are lovers of bees. I don’t mind them coming for a few minutes late each day if they are hungry.
Cheers


#5

Oh, my poor queen- I have a family of magpies nesting in a large gumtree nearby, she didn’t stand a chance! Ahh well, it’s Mother Nature :blush: Have a lovely final day of 2018 tomorrow and wishing you an awesome new year Peter! :blush: