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USED BEE EQUIPMENT - Please contact Jen Hornaday at email@example.com
YOUR SOURCE FOR WILLAMETTE VALLEY QUEENS - Starrfarms Queens
I have been a beekeeper for 25+ years, many of those commercially, with decades of experience raising queens.
I have primarily sold to commercials operators, but have been asked to make my special queens available to all.
Fall is the best time to re queen a hive.
1) It provides an important brood break to slow down the varroa mite.
2) A young, vigorous queen lays a substantially larger winter brood cluster, making the colony stronger in the spring.
3) MOST IMPORTANTLY! Your hive won't swarm the following spring because young queens are much less likely to swarm.
When you hear "buy local", it really pertains to bees.
My breeder queens come from local stock and have survived multiple winters.
They have been proven superior and have been selected for survivability, gentleness and honey production.
I have both Italians and Carniolan's available.
These queens were grafted from specially selected queens, and have been allowed to lay for a minimum of 14 days.
This allows me to ensure you receive only the best queens.
1-25 queens - $32.00
25+ queens - $30.00
Contact: Thad Starr, 541-954-7856