Re: Queen rearing and shipping questions
Benjamin for your first year you may not have to worry much about shipping, I started raising my own queens a couple of years ago and as soon as the local beeks found out they were all asking about queens and if I would have any for sale. I have a fellow beek that would have bought 200 if I had them but I was really only raising for myself to expand. I may order a few breeders next year and raise 100 or so to sell but still am not ready for anything commercial, although it has always been the direction I wanted to take since we have plenty of back yard beeks and honey producers around here. The only thing holding me back right now is equipment which I am hoping to remedy in the off season. Good Luck with it.
"Of all God's creatures, only the honeybee improves its environment and preys on no other species."--Haydon Brown