Thursday 8th of December 2016

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  WILD SURVIVOR QUEENS

VSH /  SMR / RUSSIAN
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILD SURVIVOR STOCK

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


 TRANSFORM YOUR COLONIES

REQUEEN WITH OUR TESTED & PROVEN STOCK: 

HARDY & HYGIENIC  -  DISEASE & MITE RESISTANT

NATURAL POLLEN HOARDERS

WORK AT COOLER TEMPERATURES

ABUNDANT DRONES  -  ISOLATED MATING YARDS

 

SELECTING FOR NOSEMA TOLERANCE SINCE 1997

 

15 YEARS NO CHEMICAL MITICIDES - 7 YEARS NO FUMAGILLIN


 

QUEEN HONEYBEES FOR SALE      

Available July - September

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Young, well-mated queens will continue to produce brood later into the fall insuring a strong population of winter bees.


OWA BREEDER QUEEN SELECTION CRITERIA:
We graft from untreated colonies whose queens have been overwintered for a minimum of one season, and have passed our strict standards for these following traits:
 
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.
Hoarding Behavior
     Excellent Honey producers;
     Heavy pollen collectors
Gentleness:
     Able to work without gloves.
Swarming Behavior:
     Not prone to swarm
Overwintering:
     Exceptional survivability
Longevity
Solid Brood Patterns