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Jeffrey A. Shaw

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Address:
1458 West Trumbull Road, Maple City, MI 49664, USA
Description:
What characteristics do you use to select your breeding stock?
Suriviorship, Late to turn off (fall), Early to Turn on (spring), exhibit good grooming behaviors and hygienic traits, mite biter behavior, Gentle Genetics, Heavy Propolis Collectors (1) and Nectar Pollen Collectors (2) dependent on yard locations.
Where is the source of your bees and what strain(s) are they?
Russian, Buckfast, with some Perdue Genetics, Northern Survivor Mutts.
Where do the bees overwinter?
Maple City Michigan, Western PA, and Hudson Valley
Do the bees spend the whole season in your home location? If not, where do they go and when, and for how long?
Yes, I do move desirable genetic stock from PA to Michigan and Michigan to PA, throughout the season for grafting purpose, and queen raising.
Do you monitor for varroa mites? How and how often?
Yes, Late Spring, Summer, Fall, Late Fall
Have your hives been inspected by an inspector?
Yes
Number of queens interested in exchanging at any one time (are you looking for 40, or just a couple)?
10-20
What type of queens do you have available to trade?
Northern Survivor, Russian and Buckfast Genetic Mutt's, with some Perdue mite-biter mixed in.

Offer Educational Programs Including:

Beekeeping 101
Beekeeping 201
Seasonal Management Workshop
Integrated Pest Management Workshop
Free Demo's and Special Field Days
Queen Improvement Field Day Queen Swap

Contact Information
Phone: (412) 576-3590