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2020 ITALIAN QUEEN: MARKED & MATED. PICK UP AT STORE AROUND MAY 29

Marked, Mated, and in JZBZ Cages Pick Up at Store Only.  We do NOT ship queens.  Pre-Order and Pay now.  When queens ship, we will contact you for an appointment to pick up the queen at our store in Colorado Springs.

All orders are final. There will be a $20 re-stocking fee on unwanted queens.

Italian queens form the backbone of OHB. They choose their breeder queens based on the hive's performance in honey production, gentleness, brood-rearing viability, and overall ability to overwinter healthy and heavy. In addition, OHB has worked with the "Tech Transfer Team," developed by world-renowned entomologist Marla Spivak, since before its official launch in an effort to identify and maintain desirable traits in their current stock. They have infused the "Minnesota Hygienic" and the "VSH" traits into our Italian stock, in an effort to enhance disease and mite resistance or tolerance.

Italian traits:

  • Gentle and easy to manage (a good "beginner bee")
  • Prolific brood producers
  • Highly hygienic
  • Good comb builders
  • Excellent foragers
  • Excellent honey producers

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