This package includes approximately 3 lbs. of Purebred Russian bees and a laying Purebred Russian queen. Queens are open-air mated. Purebred Russian bees do not build their colony populations until pollen is available, and they shut down brood rearing when pollen is scarce. This characteristic makes them suitable in areas where the main honey and pollen flows occur later in the year. They are more resistant to varroa mites.
Strengths of Russian honey bees:
- More resistant to varroa
- Highly resistant to tracheal mites
- Rear their brood during times of pollen availability
- Low likelihood of robbing
- These packages will be shipped via USPS and will be delivered to your local post office for pickup.
Package bee orders are prepaid. Orders are subject to a $10 change or cancellation fee after the prepayment has been processed.
By purchasing, you agree to our Bee Policy.
- 10.00 x 9.00 x 14.00 inches
- 5.00 LBS
- 1 3# Package (approx 10,000-12,000 bees)
- These packages will be shipped via USPS and will require pickup at your local Post Office.
- Shipping included in price.
- Cancellations cannot be made within 14 days of the ship date of live bees.
- Package includes mated queen.