WILD SURVIVOR QUEENS
VSH RUSSIAN FERAL HYBRIDS – DISEASE RESISTANT & MITE TOLERANT
We are Queen Breeders located in the uniquely isolated micro-climate of the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. We began our WILD SURVIVOR BEE BREEDING PROGRAM in 1997 when feral bee populations were thought to be near extinction due to varroa mites. We successfully captured wild swarms from remote locations; evaluated their resistance characteristics and gradually enhanced their performance with the selective introduction of USDA Russian and SMR/VSH queen lines to achieve a unique northern-bred feral hybrid queen stock that demonstrates genetics capable of withstanding many of the lethal pathogens that threaten honeybees everywhere.