WILD SURVIVOR QUEENS
VSH / SMR / RUSSIAN
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILD SURVIVOR STOCK
HARDY - HYGIENIC - MITE RESISTANT
- WORK AT COOLER TEMPERATURES -
ABUNDANT DRONES - ISOLATED MATING YARDS
13 YEARS NO CHEMICAL MITICIDES - 5 YEARS NO FUMAGILLIN
*We have been selecting for Nosema Tolerance since 1997*
2012 Danish report verifies "nosema tolerance" is possible...read more here
Photo is of 100% Hygienic Behavior test results of our Wild Survivor Stock (using liquid nitrogen freeze/kill brood assay) after only 24hrs! Notice how perfectly the industrious bees have cleaned and varnished all the cells with propolis.
- Hygienic Behavior - minimum of 95% removal of freeze-killed brood in 24 hours
- Varroa Resistance - 5% or below: UNTREATED. (Alcohol Wash Assay)
- Nosema Tolerance - Demonstrate vigor with high exposure: UNTREATED.
- Gentleness - Able to work without gloves.
- Swarming Behavior - Not prone to swarm
- Hoarding Behavior - Excellent Honey producers; Heavy pollen collectors
- Longevity -
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 full-sized colonies with our hardy, disease and pathogen resistant stock:
- Young, well-mated queens will produce brood later into the fall.
- Providing adequate nutrition insures the development of necessary fat reserves in the late summer/fall emerging brood, resulting in improved winter survivability.
- And you will find that our queens produce conservative winter clusters that will build-up quickly in the spring as soon as feed becomes available, giving them an earlier start over spring-installed packages.
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.
BEE RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
OWA Stock scores high for VSH trait in recent USDA tests...read more here
Russian honeybee linked to nosema tolerance...read more here
Olympic Wilderness Apiary bees are demonstrating improved nosema tolerance...read more here
"CATCH THE BUZZ" reports on the CCD / Nosema connection ...read more here
Scientists and Soldiers collaborate to solve bee mystery:.. n.ceranae implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder...read more here
OWA IN THE NATIONAL NEWS:
OWA featured in OnEarth Magazine
OWA featured in the AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL
OWA featured in BEE CULTURE MAGAZINE about the work we are doing with the "Olympic Peninsula Wild Survivor Bees" ...