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

Ships on Wed, May 01, 2019 arrives Thu, May 02, 2019, Ships on Tue, May 07, 2019 arrives Wed, May 08, 2019, Ships on Wed, May 08, 2019 arrives Thu, May 09, 2019, Ships on Mon, May 13, 2019 arrives Tue, May 14, 2019, Ships on Wed, May 15, 2019 arrives Thu, May 16, 2019, Ships on Tue, May 21, 2019 arrives Wed, May 22, 2019, Ships on Wed, May 22, 2019 arrives Thu, May 23, 2019, Ships on Tue, May 28, 2019 arrives Wed, May 29, 2019, Ships on Wed, May 29, 2019 arrives Thu, May 30, 2019, Ships on Tue, Jun 04, 2019 arrives Wed, Jun 05, 2019, Ships on Wed, Jun 05, 2019 arrives Thu, Jun 06, 2019, Ships on Tue, Jun 11, 2019 arrives Wed, Jun 12, 2019, Ships on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 arrives Thu, Jun 13, 2019, Ships on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 arrives Wed, Jun 19, 2019, Ships on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 arrives Thu, Jun 20, 2019, Ships on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 arrives Wed, Jun 26, 2019, Ships on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 arrives Thu, Jun 27, 2019

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

UPS Next Day Air Shipping

Ship Date

Ships on Wed, May 01, 2019 arrives Thu, May 02, 2019, Ships on Tue, May 07, 2019 arrives Wed, May 08, 2019, Ships on Wed, May 08, 2019 arrives Thu, May 09, 2019, Ships on Mon, May 13, 2019 arrives Tue, May 14, 2019, Ships on Wed, May 15, 2019 arrives Thu, May 16, 2019, Ships on Tue, May 21, 2019 arrives Wed, May 22, 2019, Ships on Wed, May 22, 2019 arrives Thu, May 23, 2019, Ships on Tue, May 28, 2019 arrives Wed, May 29, 2019, Ships on Wed, May 29, 2019 arrives Thu, May 30, 2019, Ships on Tue, Jun 04, 2019 arrives Wed, Jun 05, 2019, Ships on Wed, Jun 05, 2019 arrives Thu, Jun 06, 2019, Ships on Tue, Jun 11, 2019 arrives Wed, Jun 12, 2019, Ships on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 arrives Thu, Jun 13, 2019, Ships on Tue, Jun 18, 2019 arrives Wed, Jun 19, 2019, Ships on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 arrives Thu, Jun 20, 2019, Ships on Tue, Jun 25, 2019 arrives Wed, Jun 26, 2019, Ships on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 arrives Thu, Jun 27, 2019