Queens

queen

Our queen bees are available for sale from mid-June through August. They are a combo of Fergusen Buckfast/ VSH Carniolan, and our hardy overwintered bees. See the “Order” page for details.

All of our queens are bred from our overwintered queens and are open mated in our Dover mating yard.
Our queens spend 3 weeks in mating nucs where we evaluate the brood viability, laying rate, and health of the queen bee.
They are then moved to 4 frame nucleus colonies or rotated out at sale.