We offer Virginia raised Italian Queens bred with Carnolians that are prolific layers. Queens are selected based on honey production, laying patterns and gentleness. Few things are more critical to the success of your hive than the queen, so selecting a good queen is not only essential but a good business practice. Our queens come from Italian-Carnolian lines.
We are a small micro-breeder using small starter and finishing hives. Our hive base expands and contracts, depending on the time of year from 150-300 hive as of 2011.
Our Breeder Queens and grafting stock come from VP Queens of Frederick, MD and are Artificially Inseminated. We house them in two Styrofoam Nuc's on our Stafford property and graft weekly. In 2013, we will be producing about 100 queens a week and expand our operation each year.