Minnesota Hygienic Queen Bee - $47.00
Online Price: Minnesota Hygienic Queen - must be picked up in Belton, MO or Fontana, KS. We do not ship our Queens. Available 05/04/19!!
Minnesota Hygienic Italian Bees. This strain of Italian bees were developed from the research by Dr. Marla Spivak at the University of Minnesota. These bees are bred to have a high degree of hygienic behavior, known to be effective against diseases of the brood such as American foulbrood and chalkbrood. This trait is thought to be two behaviors acting in synergy, the uncapping of diseased cells, then the removal of the pathogen along with the pupae, effectively disrupting the disease life cycle.