We are inspected and approved for bee and queen sales in Pennsylvania and we are licensed for out of state sales as well. We value bees with gentle traits and well suited to the region. We currently have Italian-based queens from local, over-wintered genetics, and will have F1 VSH Carniolan queens for sale by late August, if you need to re-queen. F1 queens are the daughters of a certified VSH (mite resistant) Carniolan “breeder” queen. This gives you hybrid vigor with the pure Carniolan and VSH traits.
If you are interested in a queen to re-queen in July or August before fall, contact us. We will have some queens available from mid-July until early September for 2021. Queens must be picked up–we are not shipping at this time.
These quality queens are open-mated and verified to be laying well (good laying pattern) before being sold. Repeat customers receive a $5 discount on queens. 50% discount on queens for any neighbors within 3 miles of Opossum Lake.
Early May-September F1 Carniolan Queens: $30, including marking (these are open mated, laying queens from our VSH Carniolan breeder queen here in Pennsylvania)
Late April F1 Carniolan Queens: $35, including marking (these are open mated, laying queens from our VSH Carniolan breeder queen here in Pennsylvania)
2021 ITALIAN-BASED QUEENS
We will have a limited number of new and laying well (good laying pattern) Italian-based queens for $25, starting in mid July. These are from over-wintered PA genetics. These are unmarked, but can be marked by request ($5 fee).
We also have some 2021 southern-sourced Italian queens with good laying patterns that are only $20 (unmarked).