Located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Just off I-10
5 FRAME MED. NUC / MATED VSHBH QUEEN / HYGIENIC / HONEY BEE NUCS/ SOME DELIVERY
Selected for their removal of varroa infected drone larva and aggressiveness toward SHB
5 FRAME MEDIUM NUCS~~~$225~~~
PICK UP OR DELIVERY FOR LARGE, GROUP, AND CLUB ORDERS
Prices for 2017, 5 frame med. nuc, Pick-up only
Orders are filled on a first come/first served basis.
We fill orders from our running list that begins in October/November for the following firstname.lastname@example.org
"If we can't break the hive down without smoke and gloves
we won't use their queen"...... ButtsBees.
Small Hive Beetle FIGHTERS!
Our 'VSH x Survivor' breed is of Southeastern U.S. stock, bred from three different genetic sources of 'VSH' against 'Survivor' colonies from the late Julius Russells' 'Sunkist'.
Any queens showing unexcused aggressive behavior gets pinched without delay!
As we are a smoker-less apiary that's saying alot!
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Taylor T. Butts & Susan B. Butts
WE ARE VERY BUSY SO BE PATIENT.
Julius Russells' 'Sunkist' fall 2010
Sunkist x Sunkist, spring/fall 2011
Sunkist x VSH*, (*LSU @ Baton Rouge sourced) spring/fall 2012
Sunkist x VSH*, (*LSU @ Baton Rouge sourced) spring 2013
Sunkist VSH x Pol-line*, (*Bob Harvey sourced) fall 2013
Sunkist VSH x Pol-line*, (*Bob Harvey sourced) spring 2014
Sunkist VSH Pol-line x Sunkist VSH Pol-line, fall 2014
'ButtsBees VHS/Pol-line Survivors' 2015
'ButtsBees VSHBH/Pol-line Survivors' 2016
'ButtsBees VSHBH/Pol-line Survivors' 2017
We open breed in saturated areas that we have 'seeded' with swarms to establish the feral colonies genetics. We keep swarming hives of .45cuft. that promote swarming. In 2010/2011 we released the 'Sunkist x Sunkist' at 5 colonies per kilometer for 30 km2. The release was on an isthmus and well isolated. We have since continued this method using VSH/Pol-line genetics with apparent success in noting strong VSH in observed feral colonies.
Worker cells; 4.5mm
Drone cells; 6.mm
Calm bees. Fast Build. Real SHB fighters, (We tend to notice this behavior with the queens showing strong VSH/Pol-line traits).We are heavy handed on culling when unexcused aggressiveness is observed and those without strong hygienic behavior.
"............That's NOT a spotty brood pattern, it's VSHBH Hygienics. They are cleaning your infested brood!"