When I did my first inspection of the year about a month ago, I saw that I need to replace my queen. I know I have one (though didn't try to locate her), but her laying pattern is very spotty. When should I replace her and how long should I let them remain queenless?
Does anyone have any ideas of who to order a queen from? (I'm in Washington State) I got my hive from Georgia, but I don't know if it's ok to order a queen from across the country. Ideas?
Try Olympic Wilderness Apiary in Port Angeles. He has Russian/Survivor stock. He next days them every thursday starting in late May I think. I've gotten some and like them. The other nice thing is they are aclimated locally as well as mite resistant.