just curious after I read 20 queen bees for 35$... seemed awfully crazy cheap for 20 queens. Who would breed queens for $1.90 a pop? Looking at the Redpath site what they mean is- if you order more than 20- you get them for $35.40 per queen. So about $700 for 20. If you take into account export, taxes, customs fees- and queen deaths- they are going to cost a lot more than that I suspect. Time to start raising your own?
I recently read an article about a commercial beekepper in SA who requeens 1000 hives every year at a cost of $12 per queen.