BeeWeaver breeder (mother and father) colonies are selected annually from our thousands of hives. Our bees have not needed ANY mite treatments since 2001.
When a BeeWeaver Queen heads your colony you will enjoy chemical free beekeeping, like the good old days! Our breeder colonies are selected based on high production of honey & brood, tolerance of pests and pathogens, and gentle demeanor.
The BeeWeaver breed is a hybrid of the Italian & Buckfast breeds that Weaver Apiaries sold for decades. Due to the increasing challenges of beekeeping we carefully selected breeder hives that survived and thrived without chemical aids. Our two lineages of bees became similar enough that we chose to combine them into a singular BeeWeaver breed. All of our queens are open (naturally) mated and come ready to lay eggs. Please note that the color of our bees varies from light to dark but most are medium in color.
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