We now use artificial insemination to produce breeder queens! The Apis Engineering Queen Station is the tool we use to perform this delicate task. We allow queen to lay at least one frame of sealed brood to check performance before shipping. These queens are used for producing daughter queens, not as a production colony.
Mite-mauler queens are bred from redline genetics that were selected for chewing.
They tend to be lighter and produce more honey. Honey production tends to be over 120 pounds, and overwintering in larger clusters. They are very hygienic showing brood removal when we test them using Harbo (mating mites in cell) or Buchler (pin-killed brood see below pic) assays. Very gentle in nature, and tend to maintain larger colonies, with good brood nest management so they will not starve.
Note: Shipping is NOT included, we will work with you for the best method to assure a good outcome.