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?