Please read carefully before ordering your queen bee.
Olivarez chooses their breeder queens based on the hive's performance in honey production, gentleness, brood-rearing viability, and overall ability to overwinter healthy and heavy. Also, OHB has worked with the "Tech Transfer Team," developed by world-renowned entomologist Marla Spivak, since before its official launch to identify and maintain desirable traits in our their stock. They have infused the "Minnesota Hygienic" and the "VSH" traits into their Italian stock, to enhance disease and mite resistance or tolerance.
Gentle and easy to manage (a good "beginner bee")
Prolific brood producers
Good comb builders
Excellent honey producers
If you order a queen bee through our website, you must choose the in-store pickup option during the checkout process. We do not ship bees. Your queen will be at To Bee or Not To Bee the first day following your order, provided we that the store open. For example; queens ordered Monday will be in-store on Tuesday. Because the store is closed on Wednesday, queens ordered Tuesday and Wednesday will be available Thursday.