Mated Queen Bees
2024 March Queens - Updated 2/22/24 - These queens are still tentative for their availability. If you want to order early March queens for 2024, add your name to this list and we will message you when we are taking orders. Check back on this listing for updates.
2024 April VSH Queens - Updated 2/22/24 - We are taking preorders for April queens. These can be available as early as April 1st, but depending on weather, may be available during the 2nd week in April. Taking pre-orders for these queens and will communicate pickup date as we get closer. Check back to this listing for updates.
2024 AFB Vaccinated Queens - Updated 2/22/24 - We are taking preorders for AFB vaccinated queens. Estimated ready date will be around April 18th. Taking preorders now. Check back to this listing for updates.
We have mated queen bees for sale for pickup from our store in Alabama.
A mated queen can make splitting a hive much easier during the spring or the fall. Installing a mated queen into a queenless hive can save your colony or increase your apiary size. Requeening in the fall is a huge benefit to your colonies when spring comes.
VSH Italian Pol-Line From Florida - Brought in from central Florida, this Italian line of queens are bred with the popular Pol-Line and their genetic traits. These queens are daughters of breeding queens from South Carolina and the USDA Queen Breeding Program. Read more about Pol-Line queens here.
VSH Italian Queens from California - These queens are brought int from California through a favorite queen breeder of ours that has been in the queen business since the early 70's. They have a great reputation for high quality queens. These mated queen arrive n a JZBZ cage with attendants that have been bred for their ability to use the bee's natural ability to detect and remove varroa mites. VSH stands for Varroa Sensitive Hygiene.
Local Queens - These queens are mated in Alabama. The Italian bees are docile and a favorite choice of both commercial and beginner beekeepers. Italians have a long brood cycle that is great for areas with plentiful forage and shorter winters. Italian queens brood up quickly in the spring, making them popular for beekeepers who do almond pollination. They tend to be low to moderate propolis producers. Italian bees are excellent honey producers.