WILD SURVIVOR QUEENS
VSH / SMR / RUSSIAN
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILD SURVIVOR STOCK
Cooperation w/ our local eco-friendly loggers nets another isolated wild swarm!
TRANSFORM YOUR COLONIES
REQUEEN WITH OUR TESTED & PROVEN STOCK:
HARDY & HYGIENIC - DISEASE & MITE RESISTANT
WORK AT COOLER TEMPERATURES
ABUNDANT DRONES - ISOLATED MATING YARDS
SELECTING FOR NOSEMA TOLERANCE SINCE 1997
15 YEARS NO CHEMICAL MITICIDES - 7 YEARS NO FUMAGILLIN
QUEEN HONEYBEES FOR SALE - Available July - September
If your spring packages have not been specifically bred for mite & disease resistance, re-queening with our proven stock later in the season will better insure the health and survivability of your investment. Unlike southern breeders, our climate prevents us from offering spring Queens...but we invite you to discover, as we have, the clear advantages of summer/fall re-queening of your spring packages; splits; and overwintered colonies with our hardy, resistant stock:
- Young, well-mated queens will continue to produce brood later into the fall.
- Supplemental feeding of protein patties and syrup provides adequate nutrition insuring the development of necessary fat reserves in the late summer/fall emerging brood. Resulting in improved winter survivability.
- Our queens produce conservative winter clusters that will build-up quickly in the spring as soon as feed becomes available.
Be aware that the best of Q's can't save colonies already heavily infested with mites. To create an environment capable of supporting your new queen's maturing offspring, we recommend treating with "soft" controls (such as Apilife Var; Apiguard; Hopguard; Formic Acid or Oxalic Vapor) 1 month prior to re-queening!
OWA BREEDER QUEEN SELECTION CRITERIA: