This package includes approximately 3 lbs. of Italian bees and a laying marked Russian-Hybrid queen. Queens are open-air mated using a Russian queen with Italian drones. Hybrids are excellent at wintering their hive, have a high honey yield and can rear massive amounts of brood in short times to closely follow nectar and pollen flow.
Strengths of Russian Hybrid honey bees:
- Excellent at wintering (small cluster needs less food)
- Resistant to varroa and tracheal
- High honey yield (same or better than Italian bees)
- Can rear massive amounts of brood in short times to closely follow times of nectar and pollen flow
- Constantly maintains several supersedure queen cells for immediate queen replacement if the hive loses its current queen
- Available for pick-up mid-April in Clarkson, KY only. We will contact you to schedule an exact pick-up time once the pick-up date has been established.
Package bee orders are prepaid. Orders are subject to a $10 change or cancellation fee after the prepayment has been processed.