Purvis Production Queens - no more
I just learned that Purvis will no longer produce production queens. They will limit their output to breeder queens only. They will also continue their educational efforts.
I bought one Purvis queen last year, and was quite happy with the service and the queen. I have seen many threads where people talk about how much they like their Purvis Goldline queens.
While they will continue selling breeder queens, this will be quite a loss to the smaller beekeepers who can not afford to buy and breed breeder queens.
Just curious - Anyone know why Purvis, who is apparently a very successful queen breeder, is getting out of the production queen business?
(3rd year, 12 hives, Zone 5b, 5400 ft, 15.8" annual rainfall)