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Want to learn beekeeping? We will be offering a Winter Ready class on August 13, 2016. Register here.

 

Maryland Queens:

Marked MD reared, open-mated queens. The queens are raised from our organically managed, strong Carniolan mother hives that have survived for at least 2-3 years and are still prolific, laying brood from edge to edge.
  • The 2016 daughter queens are marked white
  • All queens are laying beautifully in a nuc.
  • We never bank our queens, which means they are more easily accepted, as they have a stronger pheromone
  • The cost is  $35.
  • They are available for pick up in Middletown, MD 7 am - 4 pm, as long as it is scheduled in advance.
  • Come with 4-5 worker attendants
Flickerwood Apiary
PO Box 652
Middletown, MD 21769
Tel: 301 371 8527
If we miss you, please leave a message. We will return your call, but during the bee season this might take 24-48 hours.

1 open-mated MD queen

$35 per queen

discounts on orders of 10 or more
To order, fill out your preferred pick up date and time below.

Currently sold out for 2016. Will start selling again in May 2017.

Are you new to beekeeping? We offer several classes to help you keep healthy hives.

Short courses, beginning beekeeping classes, can be confusing and contradictory. When we were starting out, we attended four different ones. They regularly dismissed what others had just insisted was fact. When new to beekeeping, it's easy to end up with a muddled head. There is a LOT of bad information available on the internet. We teach "Simple, Smart Beekeeping" so your hive survives. Bees really don't care what type of hive they live in, so long as it has enough space inside. But regardless of what type of box you keep them in, you will still have the same parasites and disease. Top bar hives, Warre hives, etc don't change basic bee biology, nor do they stop your bees from getting sick. Don't make things more complicated than they need to be.

Want an illustrated guide to help you understand what is going on in your hive. Michael is a commercial and fine art photographer, who has extensively photographed bees in the field around the world. Our book "Simple, Smart Beekeeping" has 190+ images that show you what's going on in your hive.

Do you have some beekeeping experience under your belt, but don't like using synthetic chemicals to keep your hive alive. You may wish to attend our "Organic Beekeeping Class."

Unless you live in a very isolated area, where no other beekeepers exist, you will have varroa transmission from other apiaries. Healthy bees will pick up varroa from other bees in the area. This means you have to have a varroa mite management strategy. Beekeepers who don't manage for varroa will lose their hive every 9-18 months. To keep healthy hives, you need to MONITOR and MANAGE varroa populations. This can be done organically. If you want to learn how, attend our organic beekeeping class.

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