Queens & Drones

Queens are produced from colonies surviving at least two winters, with its original queen, in good health. We select from three strains of bees; VP Queens VSH Carniolan (Spartan) strains produced from Spartan breeder queen stock, and Caucasian strains produced from breeder queens from Washington State University / Sue Cobey stock.  Our local, northern acclimated strain is produced from a diverse mix of local queen producers, swarms and surrounding beekeepers stock.

Queen right and drone laying queens are produced from within and crosses of these three strains.

Ask us about the VSH Carniolan / Caucasian strain of queen, Midnite and our local, northern acclimated  / VSH Carniolan queen, Renaissance.

Breeder Queen(s)                                      $75.00 ea.
Breeder queens are instrumental inseminated VSH Carniolan.

Mated Queen(s)                                          $30.00 ea.
Drone Laying Queen(s)                           $15.00 ea.
Virgin Queen(s)                                           $15.00 ea.

Queen Cell(s)                                                $8.00 ea.
Local pick-up only, available starting middle of May, produced from VSH Carniolan breeder queens.

Clipped and/or marked                           $5.00 ea.

Make arrangements with us to place your mating
nuc(s) with virgin queen(s) or cell(s) in our enhanced
drone congregation area (EDCA) to increase desired
traits and behaviors acclimated to our northern
environment in your queen(s).             $15 per queen

Beekeepers interested in queen insemination and breeding services tailored to their beekeeping interests, contact us.

Queen Shipping Charges (Priority Express Mail includes insurance & handling)
1 –  4           $33.50
5 – 10         $38.00
11 – 15        $40.75
16 – 20      $43.35
21 – 26      $47.25
27 – UP     CALL

Note: Due to post office delivering late when shipped by Priority mail, all queen orders will be shipped by Priority Express with one or two day delivery.
If you request split shipment, you must pay shipping for each shipment.
Queen Shipping Charges (UPS Charges – NO insurance)

Quantity    Next Day Air
1 –  26          $75.00
27 – UP       CALL

Queens are shipped in a “battery” type package, caged queens with separate sugar fondant / pollen/ water block and nurse bees free within package to pick up food / water stores to feed and care for queens.

  • Queen(s) and cell(s) purchases can be paired with nuc and / or colony purchases w/ delivery no additional charge.
  • Purchaser is responsible for packaging and shipping prices not included in listed pricing.
  • Contact us prior to placing order if transferring to own wooden ware or purchasing wooden ware from us.
  • Arrangements can be made for local pick-up.

Prices are subject to change without notice.