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1252 Houseman Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, USA, Michigan, USA
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Matthew Kobe

 

Bee Information
Bees for sale?
  • Queens
  • Nucs
What characteristics do you use to select your breeding stock?
- Gentleness/Demeanor
- Productivity
- Overwintering
- Spring build up
Where is the source of your bees and what strain(s) are they?
We bought five nucs from local beekeepers in the Grand Rapids area in 2020. The nucs were sold to us as Michigan Mutts. Since then we have not purchased any bees. We graft from our very best queens and open mate the virgins in our apiaries.
Where do the bees overwinter?
Michigan (Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Howell)
Do the bees spend the whole season in your home location? If not, where do they go and when, and for how long?
Yes. Our bees stay in Michigan year round.
Do you monitor for varroa mites? How and how often?
Yes. We perform alcohol washes in the summer and fall.
Have your hives been inspected by an inspector?
No.
Number of queens interested in exchanging at any one time (are you looking for 40, or just a couple)?
1-20
What type of queens do you have available to trade?
We keep our colonies in Michigan year round. Each year we graft from very best queens and open mate the virgins in our apiaries. We evaluate queens based on their gentleness, productivity, overwintering, and spring build up. We do not claim any race/strain of bee. Our bees are truly Michigan hybrids that some refer to as Michigan Mutts.
Contact Information
Phone: (517) 861-6782
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