Package with Marked Purebred Russian Queen

Package with Marked Purebred Russian Queen

Model #: BE-315

Package with Marked Purebred Russian Queen is currently on backorder. We will ship this item as soon as it becomes available.

Product Description

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're gentle, less defensive bees and more resistant to varroa mites. Russian colonies maintain active queen cells throughout the brood-rearing season, and the workers often destroy the extra queen cells before they fully develop. This is a #3 package with a marked queen for easy identification.

Strength of Russian bees:
• More resistant to varroa 
• Highly resistant to tracheal mites
•  Rear their brood during times of pollen availability
• Low likelihood of robbing

Shipping cost:This item is a #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 $7.50 each. Shipments to Postal Zone 5 will be shipped at customer's own risk, those packages will be uninsured. Free Shipping does not apply to package bees.

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 13th. #3 packages of bees with an unmarked Purebred Russian 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 $7.50 CHARGE FOR ORDER CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS. IMPORTANT: You must determine the shipping zone you are in.  See Postal Zone Chart below to find your zone. All Policies MUST be signed and returned prior to ship date or pickup date, or bees will not be shipped or released. Remember the maximum number of packages in a shipment is 4. If any questions, please call before placing your order.