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.
($50 ea. includes shipping/handling)
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!
This looks like an Italian Queen to me. Look for a long and slinder body on the frame. That will be her!
Another Italian, maybe with a little Carnolian in 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 unfertile 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!