There will come a time for every beekeeper when the need to re-queen a hive – or more than one – arises.
I am hoping that RBC can guide new beekeepers along the mysterious road of preparing a hive for re-queening and introducing a new young vigorous queen. Perhaps this could be covered as part of a club meeting, and then at an appropriate time, demonstrate how this operation is carried out.
Where to obtain a new queen
Well the following organisations are well recognised and can supply high quality queens at a reasonable price.
Daykel Apiaries, Paranui R.D. 3, Kaitaia – Ph: 09.408.5895 – e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – Web site is available for viewing and is full of very interesting data about Davis Yanke and his queen breeding program. Take a look and enjoy.
Daykel Apiaries Website
Another excellent source of young queens is –
Mountain Beech Apiaries
Paul Jeffery – Paul’s e mail is – email@example.com