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What is a breeder queen and do you need one?

A breeder queen is a special queen for use in raising more daughter queens. She is especially suited for this purpose because she has been bred to express certain beneficial traits such as disease resistance, productivity and gentleness. Because she is pure bred, these traits will also be present in the daughters that a queen breeder produces from her. Our breeder queens are instrumentally inseminated to maintain their purity.

Only beekeepers who raise queens themselves need to buy a breeder queen. Breeder queens cost several times as much as naturally mated queens, so they are not practical for use in ordinary production hives. Naturally mated daughter queens produced from a good breeder queen are the best choice for most beekeepers. Below is a list of queen producers who sell naturally mated queens.

  • Naturally mated queen sources & package bees

    Naturally mated queen sources & package bees

    7 Stands Bee Farm - (336)-957-4744, - North Carolina , VSH queens, email: 7standsbeefarm@gmail.com

    A-Bee Honey - 505-286-4843 - NM, Italian queens and packages, email: www.nmhoney.com

    A Plus Queens - (434) 292-4428 Virginia - Hygienic Italian, VSH - queens and queen cells - pick-up only email: mg.carney@yahoo.com

    Arnold Honeybee Services - (865) 693-9381 - Tennessee - Italian

    Avoyelles Honey Co.- (318) 964-2592 - Louisiana -Hygienic Italian - Queens and packages

    Bee Buddies Apiariy - 603-315-5179 - NH VSH queens - email: allen@impactalloys.com

    Bee Happy Apiaries - (530) 795-2124 - Northern California - VSH, New World Carniolan - Packages and Queens

    http://www.owa.cc/http://www.owa.cc/ - (404) 372- 8295 - Georgia - VSH, Hygienic Italian, Carniolan

    Bjorn Apiaries - (717) 938-0444 - Pennsylvania - Carniolan, VSH, IHygienic talian. Queens and Nucs - email: MIKEANDIDA@cs.com

    Busy Bee Apiaries - (919) 942-2006 - North Carolina - Hygienic Italian - Queens only

    Bz Bee Pollination - (530) 787-3044 - Northern California - Italian, VSH - Packages and Queens

    Buzz's Bees - (530) 882-4302 - California - Hygienic Italian Queens and Packages - email: buzzsbees@pulsarco.com

    Champlain Valley Bees and Queens - (802) 758-2501 - Vermont - VSH - Nucs and queens

    Cantu Apiaries - (863) 735-8500 - Florida - Hygienic Italian x VSH - Queens

    Coma Apiaries - (530) 547-5773 - Northern California - Hygienic Italian, Cordovan Italian - Queens and packages

    Heitkam's Honey Bees - (530) 865-9562 - Northern California - Italian, and *New World Carniolan, VSH - Packages and Queens email: heitkamsbees@hughes.net

    Honey Land Farms - (352) 429-3996 - Florida - Hygienic Italian, Carniolan , VSH - Queens and packages - email: honyapis@aol.com

    Hunter Apiaries - Virginia - (540) 577-4699 - Italian - queens only email: apiscustos@hunterapiaries.com or kwh1955@att.net Website:

    Lamb's Honey Farm - (409) 384-6754 - Texas - Italian and Carniolan - Queens only

    Long Creek Apiaries, Inc., (423) 623-2345 - Tennesee . VSH - queens

    Lohman Apiaries - (530) 476-2322 - Northern California - Carniolan and Italian - Queens and packages

    Lucas, Ernie - (805) 914-4053 - Central California - Hygienic Italian and Carniolan Queens, nucs, and queen cells- email: Eebl1710@aol.com

    Mikes Bees and Honey 567 208-9594 - Ohio - email: mikesbeesnhoney@aol.com Naturally mated and Instrumentally Inseminated queens - Custom Instrumental Insemination Queens only - Italian

    Miksa Honey Farms - (352) 429-3447 - Florida - Carniolan and Italian - email: miksahf@aol.com - Packages and Queens and queen cells

    Noble Apiaries -(707) 628-6046 - Northern California - Carniolan - Italian - packages and queens- available in April ships USPS -

    Northern Queens - (607) 525-6316 - James Plaisted - New York - Carniolan - email: info@northernqueens.com

    Olivarez Honey Bees - (877) 865-0298 - Northern California - Italian, Carniolan - Packages and Queens email: info@ohbees.com

    Olympic Wilderness Apiary - (866) 204 3426 - Washington - VSH x Russian Queens only email: harbees@olypen.com

    Pendell Apiaries - (530) 963-3062 - Northern California - Cordovan - Queens only

    Shamrock - (209) 605-3932 - Northern California - Carniolan, VSH, Cordovan Italian and Hygienic Italian - Packages, Queens and queen cells

    Strachan Apiaries (530) 674-3881 - Northern California - New World Carniolan, and Italian - Packages and Queens - email: orders@strachanbees.com

    VP Queen Bees - 864-348-3026 - South Carolina - VSH, Carniolan X VSH, Italian X VSH, Breeders/Virgins/Cells. Email: info@vpqueenbees.com

    WG Bee Farm - Frank Wyatt - (336) 635-5821 - North Carolina - VSH, Hygienic Italian, Cordovan Italian, Carniolan - Queens & Nuc's - email: FWyatt@osbornecompany.com

    Wildflower Meadows - (760) 440-5BEE (5233) - California - Nucs - pick up only
    email: service@wildflowermeadows.com

    Zia Queenbee Co - Mark Spitzig & Melanie Kirby - 505-689-1287 - New Mexico - Survivor email: ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com

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