Master Beekeeper Joe Zgurzynski raises Northern selected queen honey bees at Country Barn Farm in O'Hara Township, in Western Pennsylvania. These are beautiful, laying queens from our best over-wintered stock that is inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
The Country Barn queen bee genetics started with a blend of Carniolan and Italian honey bees selected for longevity, mild temperament, mite resistance, disease resistance and honey production at Northern latitudes. Our hives are kept in Western Pennsylvania year-round to ensure the bees are adapted to our northern climate.
At this point in our breeding program we have developed our own genetic blend of queen honey bee traits that have received great reviews from beekeepers across the United States. These queen bees are recommended for experienced beekeepers who want to add superior genetics to their existing apiary.
Country Barn Farm only sells marked and mated queens that are laying a quality brood pattern. We mark all of the queens we sell at no additional charge.
A small number of overwintered queens will be available in April 2023 for $50 each.
More 2023 queen bees will be available from May through September for $40 each.
Shipping: We can ship directly to your location with attendants via USPS Priority Express for guaranteed one- or two-day delivery, depending on location.
Local pickup is available in:
- Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
- Frenchtown, New Jersey
- Hooksett, New Hampshire
The shipping price is the one pound USPS Priority Express shipping rate for the entire order, no matter how many queens you order. Queen bees are generally available late May through September.
Our marked and mated queens are priced at $40 each. We do not sell nucleus colonies or packages of honey bees.
If you want to place an order, please contact Beekeeper Joe at 412-225-0930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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