Our queen honey bees are produced locally from survivor stock in our Minooka, IL mating yard (currently 125 mating nucs). We graft from selected queen bee that have survived one or more Chicagoland winters and meet our criteria for honey production, temperament, and disease / mite resistance. We work with neighbors surrounding our mating yard to create a ring of desirable drones 1/2 to 1 mile out. Their laying patterns are evaluated before offering them for sale.
Mated / marked Illinois queen bee are $35 throughout the spring, summer and fall and are available for pickup as well as shipping. Call 815-521-9116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to arrange a purchase.
Bee packages and nucs are available seasonally.