Queens for 2021
Wondering where everyone gets their queens? Looking for 2 for 2021 spring season. Thanks.
If you have survivor colonies that overwintered well in our area, we recommend you to make daughter queens of those.
That way you can keep the genetics of those survivor queens in your yard.
If not making your own, I believe Will Olson will be making some local queens this summer.
The rest of the commercial queens come from California and even if they're good queens, it's unknown how they'd do overwintering in our area.
So, our recommendation is:
1- Make your own from known-good stock
2- Get one local, hopefully from someone that overwintered those colonies in our area
3- Buy regular commercial queens