Our bee store is once again open and you can place orders for the 2016 beekeeping season. We are targeting dates of the 9th, the 16th and the 23rd of April. As always we are bringing in bees from our long time supplier John Foster in California. John has consistently given us great bees and excellent queens. We believe that although you may find cheaper bees if you shop around, you will not find better bees. A number of beekeepers last year expressed great disappointment in the quality of queens from some of our competitors. We sold quite a number of queens to beekeepers who needed to make the switch from the poor ones supplied with their package to one of our queens. Unfortunately, by the time many made the switch a significant delay in the brood build had already occurred and many of them made a smaller crop than they would have had if they simply started with better queens. Our supplier runs about 18,000 of his own hives. His queen breeding program supplies thousands of queens throughout North America even sending 20,000 queens last year to Canada.