Ohio Buckeye Belle Queen honey bees and nucs

from Ohio




A little bit about the Ohio Buckeye Belle Queen.   She was not produced in a protected environment, she came into existence and continues to thrive in the same environment your bees actually live in.  Ohio winters do not bother her or her daughters.  She is gentle and this trait carries through to her daughters.   Her brood pattern is to be envied by any beekeeper who happens to see.  She is a great honey producer.  She is guaranteed to be gentle and have a good brood pattern.  The Ohio Buckeye Belle Queen is a superior queen in all ways.

The more diverse the genetics in your apiary the stronger your apiary and your neighbors apiary will be.   You are not in beekeeping alone, what you have in your apiary will also affect the apiaries in the flying area of your bees and vice versa. 

Proud breeder of the Ohio Buckeye Belle Queen.    


     Recently I've received a few requests asking for advice about removing bees from trees. 

     Bee trees are becoming scarce due to lack of old growth trees.   Bees that have managed to live "on their own" in a tree are also hard to find.  If we look in front of the headlights, instead of at the immediate gratification of adding more bees to our apiary, it may be best to just leave those bees alone.  The chances of getting the queen to leave the bee tree is almost impossible, but what if....

     We leave the hive alone that is in the tree.  Obviously there are some genetics at work that are allowing the bees to survive, along with an area that doesn't have the challenges to survival.   Wouldn't it be better to allow the queen to produce drones in preparation for swarming?  These drones could then have a chance to mate with our virgin queens from our apiaries thus strengthening our stock.   Just saying....