By choosing an Urban Honey Bee Northern Queen, you can be assured that her ancestors have survived Ohio winters, the area has been flooded with drones to increase the likelihood she is well mated, her laying pattern has been assessed, she has been well nourished and she has the genetics to be a Northern Survivor.
Since our bees are produced in Northern Ohio, there is little risk for Africanized genes and we constantly assess behavior.
All queens are marked with no extra charge. We strongly believe this is good practice in proper hive management.
Please note that northern queens are available later than our southern or western counterparts due to the availability of drones. Typical availability is the 1st week of June, but varies due to weather. Please contact for availability.
Although we don't run specific breeds we routinely introduce new genetics including breeder queens from VP Queens.