Little Creek Bee Ranch & supplies - Queens for sale - Inola, OK
Little Creek Bee Ranch & supplies - Home of the Apivox Auditor
 
Queens for Sale
(Call ahead to check availability before purchasing, please!)
 
We sell mainly Italian Queens. Please contact us for availability 918-798-2251.
Total cost is $50 per mated Queen ($40 ea if you're picking up your Queens at LCBR), which includes $10 S&H, automatically added in before check out on Paypal. We do not mark or clip wings, as this seems to promote Supercedure. It is important that you learn the skill of finding the Queen with your eyes on the frame. Click picture below to enlarge. Can you see the eggs in the cells, that she just laid? Queens not available until late April.
 
Yes, we do ship Queens, but only within the United States. We ship via USPS, to your local Post office. Please include your phone number, so the Post Master can call you for pick up. All sales final. Be sure to include your phone number on your order.
 
Italian Queen Bee
We offer mostly Italian Queens. Check for availability.
Price: $40.00
This is a beautiful Queen. Looks like an Italian, with a little Carnolian in her. See her attendants all around her? They groom her with their antenna and then take her Phermone all throughout the hive. This calms the bees and lets them know all is well. Local Queens for sale.Although these Queen pics aren't from our colonies (purchased pics from the net), they give you an idea of the "variations" in Queens. Makes my toes tingle when I see a Queen Bee!
We get excited about various types of Queens. Means you get to start a new bee hive. Expanding our efforts. Notice all the different colors of Queens in our pictures? Local Queens for sale.This looks like an Italian Queen to me. Look for a long and slinder body on the frame. That will be her!
Sometimes, you can spot a Queen right away on her frame. She's the longest bug on the frame. Usually crawling over her Wokers, which are girls. Local Queens for sale.Another Italian, maybe with a little Carnolian in her. Get good at finding her with your eyes only.
Click on the picture to enlarge. Can you see any small pieces of rice, those are Bee Eggs. Very, very small. Atleast they look like little pieces of rice. We have to train our eyes to find them. Local Queens for sale.Here you see a Queen with her head in the cell. She's using her forelegs to measure the width of the cell. She will then lay a fertile egg in a normal size cell, or an unfertile egg (a Worker, girl) in a wider cell, which makes Drones (the boy bees)
Here's a long Queen! Did you know, that Queen Bees have a long, curved stinger. But their stinger is used for killing other Queens and letting their eggs slide off their stinger into the bottom of the cell. Queen Bees aren't known to sting the beekeeper as they're being handled. Just not the way they operate. Local Queens for sale.Here's a really long lady! Italian I'd say. The Italian Queens are easier to spot. They'll have lots of golden hairs on the legs. Click on the pic. Can you see any eggs that she has just laid in the bottom of the cells?
Here's a different Queen. She very pretty. Golden color tells me that she is likely an Italian Queen. But I think she has recently been placed in a Causcasion hive. Not sure, she just looks different than the others. In about 2 months she'll have lots more Worker bees that look more like her. Local Queens for sale.This Queen looks like an Italian Queen, in the middle of some Caucasian bees. Not sure though. Still, a beautiful Queen!
When someone wants to buy a Queen from us, this is what we do. Go gently pick her off the frame and place her in a small cage with a few workers. Easier said than done sometimes. Queens can be fast, but we must be careful not so smash her. Not cool! Local Queens for sale.When you buy a Queen, this is what we do to get her in the cage. Pick her up and point her head towards the opening. Usually, it works!
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