Queens for Sale
(Call ahead to check availability before purchasing, please!)
- We sell mainly Italian Queens.
- Please contact us for availability before ordering.
- 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.
- Queens not available until mid April.
- Yes, we do ship Queens, but only within the United States.
- We ship via USPS, to your local Post office, a very common practice.
- Once ordered & shipped, we will send you the Tracking Number.
- We track all Queen shipments diligently.
- Please include your phone number, so the Post Master can call you for an early morning pick up.
- All sales final.
- .Be sure to include your e-mail address & phone number when you order.
- Total is $50 ea., includes shipping/handling & tracking.
- The key to learning Beekeeping smartly, is to have a constant flow of educational information coming at you, from ONE SOURCE. This is why we've created the "Personal Advisor Program"
If you've never installed a Queen before, here is a short video lesson on how this is done. Please watch. Remember, candy end always goes UP!
Although these Queen pics aren't from our colonies, this gives you an idea of the "variations" in Queens.
This looks like an Italian Queen to me. Look for a long and slender body on the frame. That will be her!
Get good at finding her with your eyes only.
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 infertile egg (a Worker, girl) in a wider cell, which makes Drones (the boy bees)
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?
This Queen looks like an Italian Queen, in the middle of some Caucasian bees. Not sure though. Still, a beautiful Queen!
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!