Italian queens form the backbone of OHB.
OHB choose breeder queens based on the hive's performance in honey production, gentleness, brood rearing viability and overall ability to overwinter healthy and heavy.
OHB has been working with the "Tech Transfer Team", developed by Marla Spivak, for the last 7 years in an effort to identify and maintain desirable traits in our current stock. OHB has infused the "Minnesota Hygienic" and the "VSH" traits into our Italian stock.
We have taken special care of our Italians and they are the best of the best.
3 lb. Package of Bees w/Italian Queen
1-Queen Bee: In her own cage hanging separated from the inside of the package.
Young worker bees: A 3 lb package will have around 12,000 young bees . With a few lying dead on the bottom of the package, ( its normal to have a few dead on the bottm).
Metal Feeder Can: A can of syrup in the package to feed your bees while you transport them to their new home. Don't forget to order your equipment too!