The Russian honeybee refers to honey bees Apis mellifera that originate in the Primorsky Krai region of Russia. Many Russian queens openly mate with drones from various stock, creating colonies that are genetically hybrid. These stocks are bred and DNA tested for resistance to varroa mites and increased honey production. Their charge is as follows: "The primary purpose of the Russian Honey Bee Breeders Association is to maintain and improve the genetic lines of Russian honey bees through prorogation and selective breeding. In addition to this delay as compared to other bee stocks, Russian queens can be difficult to requeen and take longer for their acceptance into a new hive, especially if they are being introduced into a hive of another stock. During pollen dearths, Russian honeybees decrease their brood production to ensure adequate food stocks for the hive.
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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Russian honey bees are a stock of honey bees that were bred to be resistant to Varroa mites and have good beekeeping functionality for both honey production and pollination. This book describes the project to produce the Russian honey bee stock, conducted over 20 years of work by the combined efforts of scientists and beekeepers. Practical information on the management of Russian honey bees is combined with understandable summaries of the extensive scientific literature on Russian honey bees from a variety of scientific journals. He is the author of nearly research publications that address the topics of honey bee breeding, genetics, population genetics, behavior, biodiversity and pathology. His work has been recognized by numerous awards from national and international organizations.
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We specialize in Russian mated queens and Russian nucleus hives. Our queens can be shipped anywhere in the U. A little more about us: We are not a registered member of the Russian Honeybee Breeders Association, but we still manage all of our yards in accordance with the RHBA standards and hold them in highest regard. Each year we continue to cycle stock with certified members of the RHBA. If you are buying a Russian bee from a person who is NOT a certified member, ensure you know what you are getting. Many of the key benefits people buy Russians for are lost when they are bred with another line of bees.
Russian Queens. USDA scientists have imported a strain of honeybee from Russia which are naturally resistant to Varroa mites. The imported queens were selected from bees which had been exposed to mite infestation for nearly a century. If natural selection can produce tolerance to Varroa, then these bees may be our best bet. The new Russian strain has gone through a quarantine and testing period since , and are now being released to American beekeepers. In the trans-Siberian railroad was completed, opening eastern Russia to the rest of Europe.