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What's everyone think of the $3,000 , the $2,000 and the $500 queens BWeaver is selling. If they do everything they claim , it could be a pretty cool thing. They claim that they will bring back organic beekeeping due to the bees resistance or should I say they will be impervious to mites. In other words we won't have to use miticides ever again.:D Although they're a little bit pricey for me .:eek:
 

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Breeder queens, Rear your own queens using our proven Breeders with valuable heritable attributes like mite tolerance, high honey production and exceptional fecundity. Graft from our Queen Mothers - these Breeders are identified by scoring the very best performers in a commercial honey production and pollination operation. Queens are evaluated for healthy hives, low mite populations, high brood production, large populations of bees and the quantity of honey produced.

Basically for the person who wants to raise and sell queens from the BWeaver genetic line, a more "proven" queen. Not that I'd spend the money on one, but there are those who do.
 

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I forgot to mention that these are highly specialized queens for sale, you can still order queens at a normal price. I guess you can say they're kinda like thoroughbreds.
 

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These are breeder queens with exceptional genetics. You would buy them to raise your own queens. If you're not into queen rearing to justify the cost for the genetics, then you would buy regular queens for honey production.

I give thanks that they have made these queens available to the beekeeper who wants to produce high quality queens. BWeaver is a great company and I've had nothing but positive experiences.

But am I going to buy one? Not likely. My dad used to say that those who can't cook shouldn't buy expensive meat.

Grant
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What exactly makes a breeder queen better than your normal purchased queen? What/How do they hold back the "genes" from being passed along to the $15 queens?

Are these $$$$$$$ queens guaranteed (meaning against death for a certain amount of time)... It would be really bad to have one superseded after a week.

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They are instrumentally inseminated, not open mated. That way you can sell daughters of known genetics.
I agree their prices are ridiculous. The $100 glen breeders are great.

What exactly makes a breeder queen better than your normal purchased queen? What/How do they hold back the "genes" from being passed along to the $15 queens?

Are these $$$$$$$ queens guaranteed (meaning against death for a certain amount of time)... It would be really bad to have one superseded after a week.

Mike
 
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