Grafted Honeybee Queens
We offer NJ Grafted Honeybee Queens including Carniolan and VSH Queens for sale from June through early August. Mary normally begins her grafting operation usually the 1st week of May. We let our young queens open-mate and make certain they have a good laying pattern before we sell them. The first May grafting is usually ready by the 2nd week of June.
If you are interested in local NJ Grafted Honeybee Queens please contact us.
NJ Grafted Carniolan and VSH HoneyBee Queens Background
For the last thirteen years overlaying our daily beekeeping activities has been our Honeybee project whose goal has been to diversify our Honeybees and make them stronger and healthier, naturally. Most recently from 2009 to 2016 we have brought in instrumentally inseminated New World Carniolan breeder queens for each of those years. Plus in 2014 we brought in Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH) daughter queen bees and in 2015 and 2016 we brought in VSH Breeder queens and added them to our main breeding yard.
Overall Carniolan and VSH Queen timeline from 2003:
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 seasonal 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 Apiaries (CA) Russian and Carniolan breeder queens.
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
2014 – brought in a Sue Cobey NWC breeder queen. Established hives with VSH John Harbo daughter queen in our main breeding yard.
2015– brought in (3) Sue Cobey NWC breeder queens and a VSH breeder queen from VP Queens to our main breeding yard.
2016– brought in a VSH breeder queen from VP Queens to our main breeding yard.