Our Bees and Queens

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Our main focus is quality over quantity, although we are one of the largest queen producing operations in East Tennessee, we still strive to bring the best quality and most diverse stock to our customers.

One of the things I have always enjoyed about beekeeping is that there is always something new to learn about bees.  Like most beekeepers, I can't wait to see how the honey crop turned out for the year.  I pace the floors every winter waiting for a warm day to go out and see how the hives are fairing.

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Our bees are selected for mite resistance, gentleness, rapid spring buildup, and honey production.  We have VSH Italian, and Italian/Carniolan hybrids with some of the USDA Pol-line traits, which results in hygienic bees with strong mite resistance, and superior spring buildup.  We cross our most mite resistant queens with the most productive lines; then cross them again with extreme gentleness.  The result is the latest and best generation of our stock, to help you experience the best chance at success in beekeeping.  All our mating yards are saturated with drone colonies that demonstrate the same positive traits, so our queens have the best chance at successful mating.