OHB queens are available from April 1, 2018 until September 30, 2018. Please see Big Island Queens for shipments prior to April 1, 2018.
Prices and availability effective April 1, 2018 and subject to change without notice.
Our queens are marked. Limit 5 queens per order. 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.
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.