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    Andrew Abrahams said that he had 8 queens from B. Mobus. He said this at the conference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poly Hive View Post
    Andrew Abrahams said that he had 8 queens from B. Mobus. He said this at the conference.
    Thanks. Just not the time to go back through an old thread at present.

    From what you've written elsewhere I assume that the maud strain had higher averages than the present day Colonsay bees get:

    Colonsay and Oronsay sustain around 50 colonies of bees. Yields vary with summers but are below the U.K. average of 30lb per colony. There are few beekeepers on the West coast of Scotland, the climate being too wet for commercial beekeeping. Colonsay lies to the west of the rain shadow and it's high sunshine hours make beekeeping viable, if marginal.

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...kZ7UHeIi2aDlWg
    Does anyone have data they'd be willing to share with regards to the performance of Colonsay queens when transplanted to less 'marginal' areas?

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    They could be pretty productive. I took a ton off the OSR and usually close to that off the heather. That from roughly 50 colonies. Mind you that was in the days the OSR flowered for 6 weeks or so.

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