Queens

Queens

Queen rearing is my passion. I have worked very hard to acquire the genetics that bring the traits I desire. There are many ways to do this. For me this has worked well at times and other times not so much. The single greatest source for desired genetics didn’t come from IIed queens or out of country queens, but rather much closer to home. Finding and acquiring survivor stock from cutouts usually not more than 30 miles from our farm. These bees that have survived on their own with out human intervention possess a portion of the traits I desire. Some how they have survived against all odds, learning to effectively deal with parasites and diseases that are common to colonies.