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New York Survivor Stock Queen


Product Description

We are now sold out of Queens for the season. Thanks to everyone who ordered this year. We will start taking orders for Queens next year in late April, early May 2020.


We now have our NY Queens for sale! Our Queens are open mated and are a mixture of our Carniolan and Italian overwintered stock.

Need to re-queen or make a split? Our survivor queens are what you need. They have been hand grafted from one of our many hives that have lasted through our New York winters. We choose from a handful of traits we want to continue to breed from and have 2 lines that we are breeding from at the moment; Carniolan and Italian. We may have others available in the future. The Queens are naturally mated and we let them lay eggs for at least a week before they are picked from the hive. Queens are not banked but are picked the same day or night before that they will be picked up or shipped. Queens can be picked up in store or shipped. Queens are in the cage with attendants and candy. Queens will be sent unmarked unless specified when the order is placed. If marked they will be marked with this years color which is Green.

In-Store Pick Up- When placing the order, please specify in the notes section when you would like to pick the queen up in the store. Queens cannot be picked up the same day the order is placed unless you call and make special arrangements prior, but no guarantee on same day pickup will be made, It is all weather and schedule dependent. If we know the day before, you should be able to pick the queen up the next day at our store.

Shipping- There are two shipping choices. Queens will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail 1-3 days depending on destination. Flat s/h rate of $11 for Priority Mail Shipping. Or we can ship USPS Priority Mail Express 1-2 days,  a flat rate s/h of Priority Express Shipping for $25. Buyer pays shipping/handling charges at time of order. Queens are insured with the post office. If you want overnight shipping please note that at time of order and we'll contact you to charge the remaining shipping. Queens cannot yet be shipped via Fedex or UPS so please do not choose those shipping options. Thank you.

Please give us your phone number during checkout so we can contact you if any issues arise. Queens are non-refundable.

Terms of Sale for Nucs, Packages & Queens:

Package Bees and Nucs and the risk of loss of the package and queen it contains or nuc become the responsibility of the customer at the time of pick up. Package Bees are guaranteed to contain 3 or more pounds (unless otherwise specified in product description) of bees when the package is prepared and will not have more than one inch of dead bees (when spread evenly across the bottom of the package) upon customer pickup. Once a package of bees becomes the responsibility of the purchaser, there is no further responsibility of Hungry Bear Farms, as the package was inspected at the time of pickup and found to meet the requirements laid out above.

If you find an issue with your Nuc, Hungry Bear Farms must be notified within 7 calendar days of the issue. It is Hungry Bear Farms policy that any Nuc that an issue is found in, be returned to Hungry Bear Farms in the same manner in which the Nuc was provided to the purchaser within 3 calendar days of notifying Hungry Bear Farms of said issue. It will be at the sole discretion of Hungry Bear Farms on how to address any issue outside of the policy laid out above. You understand that Hungry Bear Farms cannot guarantee the successful establishment of the package bees or nucs or queens. You agree that you will not attempt to hold Hungry Bear Farms responsible for whatever may happen to your package or nuc or queen after it is delivered to you or for the survival or productivity of the hive that you may establish from the package or nuc.

Queens are guaranteed to be alive upon pick up but are not guaranteed to be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. Many factors influence queen introduction success, particularly the specific methods and apicultural techniques you employ when introducing a queen. You also agree that Hungry Bear Farms will not be responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction. Queens and risk of their loss become the responsibility of the customer at the time of pick up.

Product Reviews

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  1. Quick Queens 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 28th 2019

    I ordered survivor stock queens from Hungry Bear. They arrived alive and tooting in their cages at my post office in WNY in less than 24 hours and I was able to quickly rebound from some beginner’s mistakes.

  2. Survivor Marked /mated Queen 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 23rd 2019

    Hive doing well, will check for brood soon, this Queen was for a split. she was large with.good mark.Time will tell.

  3. queen bee purchase 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Aug 12th 2019

    The queens have been released by the queenless hive.They are laying eggs.The real rating of the queens will be made in the spring of next year.So far I am pleased with the queens.
    Thank-you, JIm

  4. Great Queens 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 15th 2019

    I ordered 3 queens before the weekend with overnight shipping, received them as ordered. I would order from Hungry Bear again. The queens took to the their hives, 2 nucs after 2 days, the other took to a queensless hive for an unknown period, after 2 days as well.

  5. Queeens 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 10th 2019

    I received my 3 Queens the next day when they were shipped ..Large black active queens. Will order again .-Dennis from Connecticut

  6. Fast shipping 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 6th 2019

    Asked vendor if queen could be shipped ASAP and I received the queen the next day.

    Very considerate of a person needs.

  7. Queen bee 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 7th 2018

    Purchased marked queen. She arrived with attendants alive and active. Began to lay several days after her release. All seems to be going well.

  8. Great local Queen 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 27th 2018

    My Queen from Hungry Bear went right to work....I'm really happy with the quality and availability! I ordered online & was able to pick up the very next day. Love it! What a great local resource Hungry Bear Farms is, I will continue to be a customer.

  9. Fast shipping and arrived healthy. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 21st 2018

    Ordered it on Thursday, paid for rapid shipping and had it on Friday.Only objection is I could have used a short instruction sheet. I watched a video on line on how to put in a queen and it looked simple. I realized after I went back to check on the queen that i should have pulled the cork out next to the sugar. Oh well, now I know.

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