Friday, January 2, 2015

Russian Queens

Several club members expressed interest in "Russian" queens.  Member - Beekeeper Fred will be raising Russian queens this year again, but probably won't have laying queens until late June unless its a warm spring.   If you want an early start, procurement of Russian queens from a southern supplier is recommended.  Here are a few sources:     Charges $35 each for small quantities.  Availability as early as mid April.      Charges $36 each for less than 10.  Mid April availability.  This is an Iowa producer.  Charges $30 each.  Availability in June.  This site also has a good write up on Russian bees.  

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