*** NO REMAINING QUEEN ARRIVALS SCHEDULED FOR 2020 — PLEASE EMAIL SALES@URBANBEESUPPLIES.CA FOR WAITLIST IN CASE WE ARE ABLE TO SECURE FUTURE ORDERS ***
These 2020 mated queens are produced locally , and are marked for the year. The standard for proving is high with newly mated queens given enough time laying so as to demonstrate a solid brood pattern which includes capped brood. This helps ensure that the queen is not just mated, but in fact well mated and free of injury, disease or other issues that may cause a receiving colony to reject or supercede her.
These queens are sourced from mating yards composed of multiple-generational queen and drone stock, not from yards composed of imported genetics.
Once local queens are available we will have them available every 10-14 days up until the Fall, barring unforeseen production difficulties (ex: weather conditions).
Please note that exact dates of queen pull and delivery can vary for a variety of reasons, so all dates listed above are approximate and variations by a week or so are possible. As queens are being produced we will continuously provide updates to customers when we can provide more exact pick-up dates, so there will be some time to prepare splits, etc. in anticipation of queen arrival.
All queen shipments will be available to ship unless otherwise noted. They will be shipped PRIORITY in ventilated boxes via Canada Post and will be trackable. There is NO insurance on live bees provided by Canada Post. Queens will be shipped out on Mondays or Tuesdays to avoid them waiting over the weekend in the postal system.
Although we plan for a definitive number of queens for each batch, we are happy to add you to a waitlist for any sold out batches. Sometimes we will be able to secure additional queens to supply during that batch, and sometimes there may be cancellations, in which case we will happily supply to waitlisted customers! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or our shop # at 604-364-1993 to be added to a waitlist.