Frank & Zelma Boggess
3334 Ripley Road
Ripley, West Virginia 25271
ZZnature offers hardy Mountain State honey bees and queens with VSH and mite destruction genetics from our improved breeding stock.
Our breeding stock has evolved from climatized survivor populations, and instrumentally inseminated breeder queens from well-known breeders, such as VP Queens, Tom Glenn, M. Palmer, VSH Queens.org, Strachan, Miksa, the USDA’s VSH and POL semen combined with our selected stock, Purdue Anklebiters, Harbo VSH, and exchanges in VSH Breeders.org
We participate with the WV Queen Producers, USDA , and Heartland Queen Breeders in programs to select for the desirable hygienic behavior of VSH, mite resistance and destruction, production, gentleness, and sustainability.
After investment in instrumental insemination equipment and training at VP Queens in South Carolina and at Purdue University in Indiana, we will now offer a limited number of instrumentally inseminated breeder queens.
To order for 2018…… speak with us about preparation, installation, and payment. Call 304-372-3106.
INSTRUMENTALLY INSEMINATED BREEDER QUEENS & HONEY BEES
(For those who want to breeder queen mothers to raise their own naturally mated hardy, varroa mite resistant, and productive daughter queens)
- Instrumentally Inseminated Breeder Queens $250.
- Instrumentally Inseminated Breeder Queen in a nucleus colony already accepted, and laying in frames with honey bees installed in your equipment at our Ripley, WV location, $425.
PRODUCTION QUEENS & HONEY BEES
(For those who want hardy, varroa mite resistant, and naturally mated queens to grow into full hive colonies for production.)
- Marked Production Queens $65.
- Marked Production Queen in a nucleus colony accepted, and laying in frames with honey bees installed in your equipment at our Ripley, WV location $225.
LOCAL INSTALLATION ONLY
All queens and nucleus colonies are installed into your equipment and will be scheduled in the early morning hours at our Ripley location. We review with you the equipment to bring. If traveling from other states, there is lodging available In Ripley, WV.
We offer the opportunity to identify your queen, see her starter colony, assist with installation in your equipment, and talk with us about your continued care plan. You take home your queen and honey bees after you have inspected them.