OHB queens are available from April 1st until Sept 30th. Please see Big Island Queens for shipments after Sept 30th.
Pricing and availability effective April 1st thru Sept 30th and subject to change without notice.
Shipping charges will be applied to each order regardless of requested ship date. Please call us at (877) 865-0298 for larger quantities or custom cages.
*If marking is selected for quantities of 11 or more, a fee of $1.50 per queen will be applied.
Queen Ordering Information
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.