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Deposit - Martha Carpenter Mite Mauler Queens $42 each

Deposit - Martha Carpenter Mite Mauler Queens $42 each

Regular price $21.00
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Martha Carpenter bees are a gentle Italian strain with very good mite resistance and strong honey producing characteristics.  An all-around winner.

Cost per Marked Queen is $42.  Iowa residents will be charged Iowa sales tax.  Shipping charges are according to shipping zone distance, but at a discounted rate. 

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.  We have observed them in the process of opening brood to remove mites without harming the brood.  They are adept to surviving Iowa winters.  Martha Carpenter bees were developed by William and Martha Carpenter through 20 years of selective breeding. *

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.

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* 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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