WILD SURVIVOR QUEENS
VSH / SMR / RUSSIAN
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILD SURVIVOR STOCK
HARDY - HYGIENIC - MITE RESISTANT
- WORK AT COOLER TEMPERATURES -
ABUNDANT DRONES - ISOLATED MATING YARDS
13 YEARS NO CHEMICAL MITICIDES - 5 YEARS NO FUMAGILLIN
*We have been selecting for Nosema Tolerance since 1997*
2014 QUEENS ...please view our price page
Photo is of 100% Hygienic Behavior testing results of our Wild Survivor Stock after only 24hrs! Notice how perfectly the industrious bees have cleaned and varnished all the cells with propolis!...read more about the history and performance of these unique bees
Unlike Southern Breeders, our climate prevents us from producing spring Queens...we invite you to discover, as we have, the clear advantages of summer/fall re-queening of your spring packages; splits; and full-sized colonies with our hardy, disease and pathogen resistant stock:
- Young, well-mated queens will produce brood later into the fall.
- Providing adequate nutrition insures the development of necessary fat reserves in the late summer/fall emerging brood, resulting in improved winter survivability.
- And you will find that our queens produce conservative winter clusters that will build-up quickly in the spring as soon as feed becomes available, giving them an earlier start over spring-installed packages.
The most common source for bees in the spring is to obtain southern packages. Be aware that many of these are not specifically bred for disease resistance
BEE RESEARCH IN THE NEWS
2012 Danish report verifys "nosema tolerance" is possible...read more here
OWA Stock scores high for VSH trait in recent USDA tests
Russian honeybee linked to nosema tolerence...read more here
Olympic Wilderness Apiary bees are demonstrating improved nosema tolerance...read more here
"CATCH THE BUZZ" reports on the CCD / Nosema connection ...research from the USDA identifies a new potential cause for “Colony Collapse Disorder” in honeybees. A group of pathogens including a fungus and a family of viruses may be working together to cause the decline..."
Scientists and Soldiers collaborate to solve bee mystery:.. n. ceranae implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder... October 2010
OWA IN THE NATIONAL NEWS:
OWA featured in OnEarth Magazine
OWA is featured in the AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL
OWA is featured in BEE CULTURE MAGAZINE about the work we are doing with the "Olympic Peninsula Wild Survivor Bees" ...
OWA STOCK SELECTION CRITERIA:
Production Queens: grafted from queens that have thrived for at least one winter
Select Queens: grafted from lines that have been tracked for resistance traits for a minimum of three years
*VSH = Varroa Sensitive Hygienic Behavior, previously known as SMR