Caucasian Queens

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We are taking preorders for Spring 2024.

*Due to HIGH demand we are running 1-2 weeks behind on shipping Caucasian queens*

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The Caucasian honey bee originates from the country of Georgia in the Caucasus mountain region. Caucasian honey bees are an Old World strain known for their gentleness and productivity.  This trait, coupled with a propensity to fly earlier, later, and in cooler conditions results in a bee that is renowned for exceptional honey production. Another interesting trait is their tendency to gather larger amounts of propolis than most bees.  Propolis has medicinal qualities and helps the bees defend their hive from invaders and drafts. Propolis is an essential component of honeybee survival and valuable hive product.  A well sealed sanitary hive and a very frugal winter cluster makes for an extremely hearty bee that can handle harsh winters and produce huge crops.

Our source for Caucasian genetics is Sue Cobey and Steve Shepperd at the WSU breeding program, through a California queen breeder.

Queen Replacement video featuring Randy Oliver, Watch here.

Queen Options

  • No Option Added – No Marking or Clipping.
  • Queen Clipping – These queens will have 1 wing Clipped.
  • Queen Marking – These queens will be marked with a painted dot on her thorax ( Color will depend on the year ).
  • Queen Marking and Clipping – These queens will be marked with a painted dot on her thorax ( Color will depend on the year ) and 1 wing will be Clipped.

Queen Orders of 8 or Less will be shipped in 3 Hole queen cages with attendants. Shipped in a envelope or small overnight box

Queen Order of 9+ will be shipped in Mini Cages with candy tubes in a bag under the queens. Shipped in a Screen Shipping Box with loose bulk bees.

Available on backorder

Quantity Price
1 - 8 $40.00
9 - 28 $39.00
29 - 56 $38.00
57 + $37.00