Gentle bees known for honey + brood production
Our mated Ontario queen bees come from our purebred mated Buckfast + Italian queens who have mated with the local drones in our area making them Ontario mated queens.
For us, non-aggressive and winter hardy breeds are are key. We have kids + animals running around a while we don't mind the occasional sting on inspections, we don't want bees that hate our very presence.
Therefore, we carefully select the mother hives that we graft our queens from. These mated queens are best for backyard beekeepers + small scale apiaries.
What to Expect:
- Ontario queens will come with caged with several attendants
- The queen will be marked white to indicate her birth year (2021)
- The cage will have fondant stopper to allow for a slow release so the hive will more readily accept the new queen
- Farm gate pick up only
OMAFRA approved to sell nucs + queens in Ontario. Permit available on request.