Sunday 1st of February 2015

 

  WILD SURVIVOR QUEENS

VSH /  SMR / RUSSIAN
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILD SURVIVOR STOCK

Cooperation w/ our local eco-friendly loggers nets another wild swarm!


TRANSFORM YOUR COLONIES

 

REQUEEN WITH OUR TESTED & PROVEN STOCK

 

HARDY & HYGIENIC  -  DISEASE & MITE RESISTANT

WORK AT COOLER TEMPRATURES

ABUNDANT DRONES  -  ISOLATED MATING YARDS

14 YEARS NO CHEMICAL MITICIDES - 6 YEARS NO FUMAGILLIN

SELECTING FOR NOSEMA TOLERANCE SINCE 1997


Our Queens are available July - September

Now accepting confirmed orders for the 2015 season

for prices and more details about our stock, click here...

If your spring packages have not been specifically bred for mite & disease resistance, consider re-queening with our proven stock later in the season to better insure the health and survivability of your investment. Unlike southern breeders, our climate prevents us from producing spring Queens...we invite you to discover, as we have, the clear advantages of summer/fall re-queening of your spring packages; splits; and overwintered colonies with our hardy, resistant stock:

  • Young, well-mated queens will continue to produce brood later into the fall.
  • Supplemental feeding of protein patties and syrup provides adequate nutrition insuring the development of necessary fat reserves in the late summer/fall emerging brood. Resulting in improved winter survivability.
  • Our queens produce conservative winter clusters that will build-up quickly in the spring as soon as feed becomes available.
  • Be aware that the best of Q's can't save colonies already heavily infested with mites. To create an environment capable of supporting your new queen's maturing offspring, we recommend treating with "soft" controls (such as Apilife Var; Apiguard; Hopguard; or Formic Acid)  1 month prior to re-queening! 

OWA BREEDER QUEEN SELECTION CRITERIA:

        Hygienic Behavior: Minimum of 95% removal of freeze-killed brood in 24 hours
This trait will reduce or eliminate Chalkbrood; AFB; and varroa mite levels w/o the use of chemical treatments
Varroa Mite Resistance
VSH trait is determined by Alcohol Wash Assay during spring brood build-up and fall peak mite infestation.
Grooming Behavior is determined by Alcohol Wash Assay during the winter broodless period
Nosema Tolerance:
Demonstrate vigor with high exposure: UNTREATED.
Our selection process is verified by in-house microscopic testing and USDA Laboratory reports.
Gentleness:
Able to work without gloves.
Swarming Behavior:
Not prone to swarm
Hoarding Behavior: 
Excellent Honey producers; Heavy pollen collectors
Longevity