These dates may change. More support for using Russian bees to fight varroa can be found on this page of the Agricultural Research Service of the U. But today, mite resistance to fluvalinate is clearly taking place, and will likely spread across the country just as rapidly as varroa did originally. Please specify on the order form, as we do not setup medium-frame nucs unless requested. Before release to customers, the nuc is inspected and the queen is marked confirming it is ready to be picked up. We schedule pickups as Nucs become available. RHBA queens cannot be treated for mites or disease during their testing.
We no longer have the time to provide individual lessons and maintain a one thousand colony, plus, series of apiaries.
The Russian Honey Bee Breeders Association
We do not sell second-year queens in our nucs as they are more likely to swarm or require early replacement. The imported queens were selected from bees which had been exposed to mite infestation for nearly a century. A typical nuc will take seven weeks to grow to a size and be ready for pick up. Please notify Dan Conlon if you need to make special arrangements — in advance, please. Follow us on Twitter at blountbees.