Originally of Carniolan stock, our queens are northern-bred hybrids open mated here at the Little Wren Farm apiary from lines selected for traits including overwintering success, health, gentleness, and honey production. Prior to sale, our queens are mated and proven – demonstrating a good brood pattern of worker brood over a minimum of two weeks. Unless otherwise stated in our correspondence with you, our queens are first-year queens, mated in the year of sale. Each is marked with the standard color of the year (in 2023, this is red). Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources Apiary Program 2023 Certificate for Apiary Health Inspection available.
This items is only available for curbside pick-up at Little Wren Farm. After your order is confirmed, you will receive an email from Little Wren Farm to coordinate pick-up date and time.
Important Note: After a queen leaves our apiary, we cannot be responsible for queen health or performance, but we’re always very happy to answer questions or share advice. Please don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you run into questions.