4-24-2018


"Hi Vickie.  Want you to know that the queen you sold me in the fall of '15...#73 is still pumping out brood.  She swarmed last year, but fell in front of the hive  and I caged her and started a new colony.  Do you clip your queens?  Both hives are strong this spring, in spite of the crummy winter.  As the bee inspector for Lake County, I see so many packages that have queens die before they ever lay an egg.  Your queens are proofed and I am glad to tell my beekeepers looking for queens to contact you.  Hope that's OK.  Keep up the good work. Jim Davis"

to place your order   Please contact


Vickie Bowman          at


wanabee2013@yahoo.com 


               937. 947 .1568

OVERWINTERED NUCS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2019.

12-28-18  The overwintered nucs are doing well.  We won't accept orders until we are sure of winter survival.  Orders will be accepted March 1st.    email: wanabee2013@yahoo.com for updates.


"Ohio Buckeye Belle Queens" and nucs

Exclusively produced by Vickie Bowman  authorized by Dana Stahlman.  

Ohio Buckeye Belle Queen honey bees and nucs

from Ohio



The TRUE Ohio Buckeye Belle Queen will have a yellow numbered tag

OPEN MATED VSH QUEENS AVAILABLE JUNE 2019


NO ORDERS ACCEPTED UNTIL MAY 2019