Quality service and reasonable pricing for early season:
splits, re-queening or pollination needs.
This year I will be importing queens from California (Olivarez) and Hawaii (Krones). Unfortunately Warren Taylor, my Australian supplier for the past 15 years has decided not to ship to Canada in 2017. There is some interest to export by a couple of other Australian breeders but nothing is firmed up yet. If it works out there would be 1 200 available.
All stocks by US suppliers have been selected for honey production, gentleness and hygienic traits. Some background on the following suppliers is outlined:
• California: - Olivarez: New World Carniolan (NWC) and Italian (Min Hygienic) available. Open mated with VSH drones. Queen performance is usually very reliable. Ships in California mini cages. • Hawaii: - Hawaiian Queen Company: (Krones) – a smaller queen producing operation (50,000 annually) servicing mainland US and some Canadian buyers (Scandia Honey and AB and MAN Co-ops). Offers Italian and Carniolan hybrids. Ships in 3 hole cages.