SHIPPING HONEYBEE QUEENS
Our queen rearing season has finally gotten into a rhythm. Coming into the spring we grafted our 1st session in April only to have the evening temperature drop to 28 degrees on the day we put out our 1st queen cells. Then we had a lot of days in early May when the evening temperatures dropped to the mid-40’s. Just recently we survived a heat wave that forced us to suspend outdoor beekeeping activities by 12 noon on days where the temperatures reached 95 degrees plus. Through it all we have been producing Russian and Carniolan queens which we have been selling locally and also shipping honeybee queens to different parts of the US.
The following temperature graphs are from WeatherSpark.com.