We Treat Our Queens Like Royalty

OHB has been raising queens for more than 50 years in Northern California, where the low humidity; warm, gravelly soil; and rich, natural food supply create optimal conditions. Shielded from the wind by trees and surrounded by thousands of acres of blooming clover, mustard, and other nectar-producing plants, our mating yards give our queens a strong start in life.

How to Introduce a New Queen to Your Hive

One of the best ways to be successful at beekeeping is to re-queen your colonies every year. Learn how to look for, and replace, a Queen.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Queens