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Honey Bees - MN Hygenic Queens

Honey Bees - MN Hygenic Queens
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Price: $35.00
Availability: Out Of Stock
Model: AG624
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars!

Hello,  We have stopped booking orders for the year.  We will be taking orders starting 1/2/19 for pick up or delivery the end of April.

Please call to have your order booked. 1-800-342-4811




Minnesota Hygienic queens for 2018 will be available for pick up or to ship April 25th to June 23th 2018, depending on the  weather.  

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 $35.00 each

  Postage/Handling  is $12.00  (1-10 Queens.) - 1st Class Mail,////,OR,,, $12.50 for Pri-Mail,,1-10 queens,/, OR,, $26.00 for Express Mail 10 max per envelope , 11-20 queens shipping is $16.00 PRIORITY MAIL ONLY.    Insurance is extra.


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



***Orders 26 & over, 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. 

 ****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.


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, extra charges will be applied, and your order will be held for payment in full .



             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.  This will not harm your queen.


When Introducing New Queens

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


2)  Allow the queen to be caged within the colony for 1-2 two days if you have just removed the old queen.


3)  Depending on the queen cage received.

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

                 chimney side facing into the center of the hive at a 45 degree 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.


4)  Allow one - 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.  


5)  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.  


6)  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 new queen into your hive is never a sure thing.  We are not responsable should she not be accepted into the hive.  Please call if you have questions on how to install the queen into a queenless hive or split. 


We have very good luck shipping queens through Pri-Mial zones 3 - 6  & 1st Class Mail zone 2 only.  Should a problem arise in shippment and your queen(s) do not make it, you will file a insurance claim at the post office or online,  insurance is in your name,  the post office will issue you a refund check if the claim is paid.  We can ship a replacement queen (s),  you will be charged for the new queens plus the shipping & insurance.  We are happy to help should you have any problems filing a insurance claim at your post office.


We are not able to ship queens out on days that it is raining or the temp is above 90,  please be aware of this as we will not be calling you to let you know our weather.  Shipping dates are not guaranteed,  we will try to ship on the day you requested or as close to that day as possible. 


Please remember to open the package at the post office to check and see if they are okay,  if not you MUST show your post master and get the claim form to fill out or go online , insurance is in YOUR name.


Thank You

Ted Sennes

B&B Honey Farms


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