It has been a most frustrating spring with unrelenting rain and cold nights. Our earliest efforts at queen rearing were unsatisfactory but now Russian queens from our first grafting should begin laying early next week. In addition Russian queens from our second grafting should begin laying the first week of June and Carniolan queens from our third grafting should begin laying the second week of June. Please note we need to see the queens laying a full week in order to evaluate their vigor and brood pattern. We know our customers want to receive their new queens as soon as possible but we want to give them the best local queens available!