Package with Marked Russian Queen
Russian bees were imported from far eastern Russia by the USDA's Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Laboratory in Baton Rouge, LA. They were imported because Russian bees had coexisted with varroa in their native land for over 150 years, and the USDA wanted to introduce a varroa-resistant subspecies to the US.
This package includes Russian bees and a laying marked Russian queen.
- Strengths of Russian honey bees:
- Excellent at wintering (small cluster needs less food)
- Resistant to varroa and tracheal mites
- 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 maintain several supersedure queen cells for immediate queen replacement if the hive loses its current queen
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read Queen Installation Instructions & Guarantee.
Shipping cost:This item is a number 3 package. All package bee shipments are shipped through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Packages shipped within Postal Zones 1-4 are insured at cost of $5.00 each. Postal Zone 5 and beyond are uninsured, but can be shipped at customer's own risk.
Add $3.00 per queen if you would like her insured against damage while in transit.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If temperatures are 90 degrees F or above, queens CANNOT be shipped.
Disclaimer:Kelley Beekeeping Co. does not guarantee that you will be able to successfully establish a colony or "hive" the package or nuc. You agree that you will not attempt to hold us responsible for whatever may happen to your package or nuc after it is delivered to you or for the survival or productivity of the hive that you may establish from the package or nuc. We do not guarantee that a queen or queens will be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. You agree that you will not hold Kelley Beekeeping Co. responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction.
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION THAT FOLLOWS CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING: Available for pick up or shipment beginning on April 8th. # 3 packages of bees with an unmarked Italian Queen. Pickups will be at our Clarkson, KY location from 7:30am CST to 12pm CST. All pickups are subject to KY sales tax. Shipping charges are applied during processing according to zone and number of packages. All bee packages are shipped through US Priority Mail and are insured in zones 1-4. Zone 5 shipments are uninsured and shipped at customer's own risk. THERE IS A $5.50 CHARGE FOR ORDER CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS. IMPORTANT: You must determine the shipping zone you are in. Use the first three digits of your zip code Click 2017 Zone Chart to find your zone.Click here for Installation Instructions & our Policy on package bees. All Policies MUST be signed and returned prior to ship date or pickup date, or bees will not be shipped or released. CHOOSE THE NUMBER OF PACKAGES YOU WANT IN THE DROP DOWN BOX. Remember the maximum number of packages in a shipment is 4. If you want to order 8, choose 4 in the drop down and then enter 2 in the quantity box. If any questions, please call before placing your order. Check out our installation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHflUXyTJ44. Insurance has been added into the shipping cost.