Good tempered queens
As our name suggests we are very passionate about Bees, which has led us to get involved in the rearing of Queens and making up of Nuclei for our own use and for sale.
Beekeeping is a great pastime; it can be very relaxing and allows you to spend time with nature. However, this can only be achieved if your colonies are headed by good tempered Queens, which in turn leads to good tempered colonies that are easy to care for.
At an early stage, I realised the importance of good Queens in beekeeping. Through both teaching from my local beekeeping association and help from other Queen breeders, I have established my own breeding system. This is an ongoing process of evaluation of colonies with different Queens, identifying any negative traits, and culling of the Queens that carry those traits. As a result, we now have locally bred Queens that are both prolific and gentle to handle.