Russian queens available

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Bill Perkins

Jun 3, 2021, 11:36:24 PM6/3/21
Hi everyone --

Several purebred Russian queens from Coy Bee Company are available at Agricultural Hall in Jamaica Plain.

Coy Bee ( is a member of The Russian Honeybee Breeders Association (RHBA).  RHBA "certifies members who have demonstrated they can consistently produce queens that keep mite numbers low and pass a DNA test for purity."

Russians are reported to be more resistant to varroa; because there is overlap in the range of both Russian and Asian honeybees (Varroa destructor's original host), Russian bees have, so it's said, developed resistance to varroa.  This is not a guarantee that they will be varroa free -- always check for mites.

Several of the queens are already sold, but if you would like one or more, please send me an email to

Bill Perkins
617-388-7378 (m)
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