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Queens - Martha Carpenter Mite Maulers

Queens - Martha Carpenter Mite Maulers

Regular price $21.00
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Total cost per Marked Queen is $42. 

We never charge for marking.  

We are offering a limited amount of Martha Carpenter Queens to reserve for Spring 2023.  Half the cost is needed to reserve them.  The remainder will be invoiced to you prior to shipping.

$21 down payment per Martha Carpenter Queen for Spring 2023.
The remaining $21 per queen plus applicable tax and shipping will be invoiced in the spring.

Martha Carpenter, mite mauler queens are known for their bees chewing up mites.  Sometimes they pull the legs off the mites, but usually they bite through their body and toss them aside.  They were developed by William and Martha Carpenter through 20 years of selective breeding.  They are a gentle bee with strong honey producing characteristics.

Beginning spring 2023, Please call Spears Bee Farm at 641-224-2233 if you are interested in purchasing more than 10 queens to verify availability and shipping prices.


History of the Martha Carpenter Queen

by William Carpenter

Carpenter’s Apiary was established in 1868 in New York state.

We were a migratory apiary with 2000 hives of bees, which moved between New York, Florida, Iowa, North and South Dakota.

Since I retired, I began raising survival queens, by not using mite controls. . . Read More


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