How do I know how old the queen is when I receive her? The average life expectancy of a queen is 3-5 years. Our queen bees are marked with the international color code for birth year so that the beekeeper can identify the age of the queen. In addition, this aids the beekeeper to identify her faster during hive inspections.
What is special about our queen bees? Our queens are bred to produce calm, strong hives and are excellent honey producers. Our queen stock consists of Italian, Buckfast, and Russian breeds. (see About Bees)
How is the queen bee sent to me? Our queens can be shipped through the US Postal Service. We guarantee live arrival or replacement. Queen bees are shipped with accompanying nurse bees to tend to the queen.