New Jersey Nucleus Colonies

Made with NJ New World Carniolan daughter Queens & Honeybees

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Honeybee Races added to our Beekeeping Operation

In late 2002 we made a commitment to develop a stronger local honeybee after half of our hives died. In 2005 we began grafting queens after Ed completed Sue Cobey’s Queen Rearing course at the University of Ohio. In 2007 and 2008 Mary attended Sue Cobey’s beginning and advanced Instrumental Insemination courses at UC Davis.

Listed below, year-by-year are the races of the Western Honey Bee stock which we have added to our operation:

2003 – introduced Russian queens from Bob Brachman(NY) and Hubert Tubs Apiaries (MS).

2004– brought in Russian queens from Bob Brachman (NY) and Ray Revis(NC).

2005– brought in Russian queens from Ray Revis (NC).

2006 -conducted 1st grafting; brought in Russian queens from Bob Brachman(NY) and Ray Revis(NC). Introduced a Russian Breeder queen from Glenn Apiaries(CA).

2007 – began regular queen grafting sessions from May through August; brought in a Russian breeder queen from Glenn Apiaries(CA) and introduced Kirk Webster(VT) Russian winter nucs.

2008– brought in Glenn Aiaries (CA)Russian and Carniolan breeder queens. Conducted queen grafting sessions.

2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 – brought in Sue Cobey (CA,WA) NWC Breeder Queens and Charlie Harper(LA) Russian queens each year. Continued seasonal grafting sessions from May through August

2013 -brought in a Sue Cobey (WA) NWC breeder queen. Continued seasonal grafting sessions from May through August

2014 -brought in a Sue Cobey NWC breeder queen. Established hives with VSH John Harbo daughter queens. Continued seasonal grafting sessions from May through August

2015 – brought in VSH Queens. Continued seasonal grafting sessions from May through August

2016 – brought in VSH Queens and Strachan NWC queens

2017 – brought in Strachan NWC queens

2018 – brought in Strachan NWC queens

2019 – brought in Strachan NWC queens

2023- brought in Strachan NWC queens