VSH-Italian Queens

VSH-Italian Queen Bees

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Wildflower Meadows produces VSH-Italian queen bees for sale that are gentle, easy to work with and build up abundantly for pollination and honey making.

2019 Queen Honey Bee Pricing:

(All prices include complimentary queen marking)
Mar-Apr
May-Jun
Jul-Sep
100+ Queens
$28
$26
$24
54 – 99 Queens
$31
$28
$25
27 – 53 Queens
$33
$30
$27
11 – 26 Queens
$36
$32
$28
1 – 10 Queens
$38
$34
$30

Estimated Shipping Charges*

10 or More Queens Free Shipping
7 – 9 Queens $30
1 – 6 Queens
$20

* Exact amounts are based on destination and are calculated at checkout.  We currently accept orders for delivery within the United States only.

Wildflower Meadows offers free UPS Next Day Air shipping

Queen Honey Bees for Sale

Whether you are a seasoned commercial beekeeper, or just beginning and discovering the thrill of backyard or urban beekeeping, Wildflower Meadows’ queen bees are perfect for you! Wildflower Meadows’ mated queen bees will take you through the season with improved vitality, excellent honey production, and maximum disease resistance.

VSH-Italian queens are shipped weekly via UPS Next Day Air.  When you buy queen bees from Wildflower Meadows, you will receive UPS tracking information and updates on your order, from the time your queens are shipped until the moment they arrive.

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2019 Queen Bees Availability

Upcoming UPS Next Day Air Shipping Dates:

  • May –  June:  Dates Available
  • July – September:  Dates Available

Upcoming California Local Pick-Up Date:

  • Saturday, June 1st:  Available

VSH Queens

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Wildflower Meadows’ VSH-Italian queen bees are bred exclusively from instrumentally inseminated VSH breeders, and are selected for mite resistance, gentleness and rapid spring buildup.  VSH stands for Varroa Sensitive Hygiene, and is one of the keys to keeping healthy, mite-resistant colonies.  The VSH trait was originated from USDA stock in Louisiana, and later developed commercially by a number of US commercial queen breeders.

Bees exhibiting the VSH trait interfere with the reproduction of varroa mites by detecting and removing bee pupae that are infested with varroa mites.  This VSH activity slows the spread of varroa, and keeps mite populations below damaging thresholds for long stretches of time, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for chemical treatments.  Bees that are bred to have high VSH traits are not only vigilant in their resistance to varroa mites, but they are also super-hygienic in general, which gives them excellent natural resistance against American Foulbrood and Chalkbrood.  By selecting for the VSH trait, most VSH breeders, including Wildflower Meadows, have developed mite resistance to such an extent that they do not need to treat their VSH breeding stock with any chemical treatments whatsoever.

Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 6 × 5 cm
Shipping Method

UPS Next Day Air Shipping

Ship Date

2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 arrives Tue, Mar 19, 2019, Ships on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 arrives Wed, Mar 20, 2019, Ships on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 arrives Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 arrives Tue, Mar 26, 2019, Ships on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 arrives Wed, Mar 27, 2019, Ships on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 arrives Thu, Mar 28, 2019, 2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Apr 01, 2019 arrives Tue, Apr 02, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 02, 2019 arrives Wed, Apr 03, 2019, Ships on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 arrives Thu, Apr 04, 2019, 2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Apr 08, 2019 arrives Tue, Apr 09, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 arrives Wed, Apr 10, 2019, Ships on Wed, Apr 10, 2019 arrives Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 arrives Tue, Apr 16, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 arrives Wed, Apr 17, 2019, Ships on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 arrives Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 arrives Wed, Apr 24, 2019, Ships on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 arrives Thu, Apr 25, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 arrives Wed, May 01, 2019

Weight 2.0 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 6 × 5 cm
Shipping Method

UPS Next Day Air Shipping

Ship Date

2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 arrives Tue, Mar 19, 2019, Ships on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 arrives Wed, Mar 20, 2019, Ships on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 arrives Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 arrives Tue, Mar 26, 2019, Ships on Tue, Mar 26, 2019 arrives Wed, Mar 27, 2019, Ships on Wed, Mar 27, 2019 arrives Thu, Mar 28, 2019, 2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Apr 01, 2019 arrives Tue, Apr 02, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 02, 2019 arrives Wed, Apr 03, 2019, Ships on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 arrives Thu, Apr 04, 2019, 2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Apr 08, 2019 arrives Tue, Apr 09, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 arrives Wed, Apr 10, 2019, Ships on Wed, Apr 10, 2019 arrives Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 2018 SURVIVOR: Ships on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 arrives Tue, Apr 16, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 arrives Wed, Apr 17, 2019, Ships on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 arrives Thu, Apr 18, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 arrives Wed, Apr 24, 2019, Ships on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 arrives Thu, Apr 25, 2019, Ships on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 arrives Wed, May 01, 2019