Hobby Day - OHB Italian Queens

Please note, all orders must be picked up in person at Hobby Day in Orland, California on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Limited quantities available.

Don't miss out on ordering your Hobby Day queen bees from OHB! This is the one time a year we offer our package bees direct to you onsite at our annual Hobby Day event in Orland, CA.

Italian queens form the backbone of OHB. We choose our breeder queens based on the hive's performance in honey production, gentleness, brood-rearing viability, and overall ability to overwinter healthy and heavy. In addition, OHB has worked with the "Tech Transfer Team," developed by world-renowned entomologist Marla Spivak, since before its official launch in an effort to identify and maintain desirable traits in our current stock. We've infused the "Minnesota Hygienic" and the "VSH" traits into our Italian stock, in an effort to enhance disease and mite resistance or tolerance.

Italian traits:

  • Gentle and easy to manage (a good "beginner bee")
  • Prolific brood producers
  • Highly hygienic
  • Good comb builders
  • Excellent foragers
  • Excellent honey producers

      (Please Note: Max 5 queens per person regardless of variety)