Russian Hybrid Queen Marked/SOLD OUT

Russian Hybrid Queen Marked/SOLD OUT

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Model #: BE301

Product Description


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.

Russian-Italian hybrid queens are mated and marked.

    Strengths of Russian-hybrid 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

Available for pickup at the Clarkson, KY facility or shipment in the continental US. Free Shipping does not apply to queens.

Shipping cost and delivery time: Queens can be shipped through the United States Postal Service (USPS) or through United Parcel Service (UPS). USPS shipments may take up to 2-4 business days, depending on your location.  UPS shipments will be delivered within one business day from date of shipment. Shipping charges are applied during processing. Free Shipping does not apply to queens.

Pickups will be at our Clarkson, KY location after 1 PM CST on the date you select during checkout. All pickups are subject to KY sales tax.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Queen Installation Instructions, Policies & Guarantees must be read and agreed to before your purchase can be completed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If temperatures are 90 degrees F° or above, queens MAY NOT be shipped.

Disclaimer: Kelley Beekeeping does not guarantee that a queen(s) will be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. You agree that you will not hold Kelley Beekeeping responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction.

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING: If any questions, please call before placing your order. 

Check out our installation video:

Please select your pickup/shipping method during check out. Queens can be picked up from our Clarkson, KY facility after 1 pm cst of your requested date. Queens can be shipped with USPS Priority Mail or UPS Next Day. Please note: during this time, UPS has suspended their UPS Service Guarantee meaning there is a possibility of delay with any UPS shipment. Kelley Beekeeping will not be held liable for any shipping delay caused by a shipping carrier.