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Honey Bees - MN Hygenic Queens

Honey Bees - MN Hygenic Queens
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Price: $27.80
Availability: In Stock
Model: AG624
Average Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars!

Available Options:
1st Class Shipping U.S.P.S.:
Priority Mail Service U.S.P.S.:
Queen Marking:
Quantity Discount:
Order Quantity Price Per Item
26 $26.00

Minnesota Hygienic queens for 2014 will be available between April 29th (or so) to June 15th (or so), 2014, depending on the  weather. 

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION WHEN SELECTING THE AVAILABLE SHIPPING OPTIONS TO AVOID DELAYS.  ALSO PLEASE NOTE ON THE ORDER THE DATE YOU WANT YOUR QUEEN(S) SENT.  IF NOT NOTED THEY WILL SHIP ASAP.

Our MN Hygienic Queens are a product of the University of Minnesota and Dr. Marla Spivak working in cooperation with commercial beekeepers.  They produce and winter as well as any breed,  and have a higher resisitant to most known bee diseases. We still recommended you treat your bees.

AG624 MN Hygenic Queen $27.80 each

             Postage/Handling    $8.95  (1-25 Qu.) for 1st Class Mail, 10.50 for Pri-Mail, or $22.00 for Express.

                           Insurance    $1.85 to 5.95 depending on how many you get.  

                             

*Hygienic

***Orders over 26, please call to place your order.***

***Postage is extra, and is calculated into the final cost. All queens will be shipped standard 1st class mail to zones 2 and 3.  Zones 4, 5, and 6 will be shipped priority mail. Under options  please select the right method of shipping or your order may be delayed.  

 ****Insurance is extra and is pro-rated by dollar amount of total queens ordered, and is calculated into the final cost.

*****Queens can be marked for an additional fee (see AG633 Queen Marking).  Queens will be marked with the color for this year.

2014 color is GREEN.

If you are placing an order for queens and need equipment, please place your order for live bees separatley from any equipment orders. Your shipping charges will calculate more accuratley for both orders individually.  If you do place your order together the shipping will not be correct and your order will be held for payment in full.

WE WILL NEVER SHIP LIVE HONEYBEES ALONG WITH AN EQUIPMENT ORDER.


INTERNATIONAL QUEEN MARKING COLOR CODE

             C o l o r                   Years ending in 

          White (or gray)                  1 or 6

          Yellow                                 2 or 7

          Red                                     3 or 8

          Green                                 4 or 9

          Blue                                    5 or 0

A small colored dot is placed on the back of the thorax of the queen making her easier to spot in the colony and identifies what year she was installed (by the color) and if the original queen is still there. 

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When Introducing New Queens

1)  Be certain the colony is queen less and that any developing queen cells have been destroyed.

2)  Allow the colony to stay queen less for a day or so.

3)  If possible, allow the queen to be caged within the colony for about two days.

4)  Depending on the queen cage received.

            a)  Plastic Cage: To release the queen, place the plastic cage between the frames with the

                 chimney side in an upward position and vertical between two frames and with the candy

                 plug exposed near the vicinity of young bees and brood, allowing the queen to exit the

                 tube freely in case an attendant parishes in the cage, they won’t block the exit.

            b)  Wood with screen: To release the queen, remove the cork or cover to expose candy,

                 place the cage between the frames with the screen side down, with the candy plug

                 showing, place near the vicinity of young bees and brood.

5)  Allow the bees approximately two days to release the queen. Remove the cage as soon as

     possible to prevent burr comb from being produced in the space around the queen's cage.  

6)  If the queen is to be manually released, watch the surrounding bees to determine if they are

     clinging tightly to the cage in which the queen is confined. If they are showing aggressive

     behavior, do not release the queen until the surrounding workers act passively toward the

     caged queen.

7)  If releasing a new queen manually, watch surrounding worker bees to see if they react hostilely

     to the new queen as she explores the comb on which she was released.

8)  If possible, don't open the hive again until the queen has had time to develop a brood nest of

     her own, give it a couple of days.

Introducing a queen into your hive is never a sure thing. Generally, a good technique and careful handling you will be successful. An ever changing environment, different seasons, food source availability, and a beekeepers assurance can affect the queen introduction.


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