Highland Honey Queen Bees

Queen Bees 2018             order queens for making splits

We work with breeders who produce VSH (varroa sensitive hygiene) queens who are hybrids of Carniolan/Italian. The breeder queens originally came from Glenn Apiaries who worked with USDA scientists in developing Varroa Sensitive Hygiene, a naturally occurring trait in honey bees that causes the worker bees to detect, uncap and remove varroa mite infested brood. Our queens are the successful daughters of these breeder queens who are sensitized to our Colorado environment. Varroa sensitivity does not mean hives will be immune to varroa!! You must test your hives several times a year for varroa counts!

Unmarked Queens, $35- Queens will be available mid-April onwards.

Queens and nucs are a finite agricultural product. Picking up your bees must be a priority and the exact date and time are yet to be determined. All beekeepers are expected to have or plan to have taken a class by the time of pick-up. Approximate pick-up will be first week of May exact will not be known until the end of April. 

Call Tim at 303-514-9257 to arrange pickup of Queens. There will be no mailing of Queens.