Emmett Royal Honey

Superior Breeding || Responsibly Harvested

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Welcome To Emmett Royal Honey! We appreciate you stopping by.

PreOrders for the 2023 season start in December. These are for NUCS, packages, or equipment. 

Contact us to place a preorder. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to assist.

-Emmett Royal Honey

2022 Breeder Queen

Our breeder queen for 2022 is Bt – I – SS5 – NR5 // UN // UN // NM (See Queen Code) or Beatrice for short.

Beatrice has supported her colony well. She is in her second year. At the start of her journey last year, her colony was given mites from a mite bomb colony with over 10% mite load. They adapted very well as a colony and entered winter with a 1.6% mite load – the lowest in the yard – doing so without any chemical treatments.

The colony’s strength and health were later clearly identified. In February, they were one of the first colonies to begin cleansing flys and started gathering pollen and intense foraging in mid-February. They have increased that another brood box was added near the second week of March.

Beatrice’s daughters will be used for all strong mated queens (purchase mated queens). Queens will be available locally starting around May 14th through early September.

Honey Bee Availability Schedule

When you place an order online or on the phone for queens or a NUC, select a week slot labeled ‘available.’ That will be the week for pickup.

All orders under 10+ must be paid in full at the time of ordering. You can order online or by phone. 

We require a 25% non-refundable deposit for all orders 11+ at the time of order. The balance is due 2 weeks before shipment or pickup.

For all shipments for queens, please call before ordering.

 

SOLD OUT FOR 2022 SEASON

NUC's Availability Schedule 2022

For the weeks of 2022:
May 15th: Out of Stock
May 22nd: Out of Stock
May 29th: Out of Stock
June 5th: Out of Stock
June 12th: Out of Stock
June 19th: Out of Stock
June 26th: Out of Stock
July 10th: Out of Stock
July 24th: Out of Stock
SOLD OUT

Mated Queens Availability Schedule 2022

For the weeks of 2022:
May 15th: Out of Stock
May 22nd: Out of Stock
May 29th: Out of Stock
June 5th: Out of Stock
June 12th: Out of Stock
June 19th: Out of Stock
June 26th: Out of Stock
July 3rd: Out of Stock
July 10th: Out of Stock
July 17th: Out of Stock
July 24th: Out of Stock
July 31st: Out of Stock
August 7th: Out of Stock
Sold out

Breeder Queens Availability Schedule 2022

For the weeks of 2022:
May 29th: Out of Stock
June 26th: Out of Stock
July 24th: Out of Stock
Sold out

Honey Bee Education

We have educational classes for school field trips and public groups from August through mid-September. If you want to sign up ahead of time, please contact us. Spots can fill up fast.

For newer beekeepers or ones needing more one-on-one training, we have on-site training or inspections to help beekeepers gain confidence in managing their colonies.

If you want to learn more about honey bee biology or beekeeping, check out our All About Honey Bee’s – Articles or our All About Honey Bee’s – Videos for valuable information.

The art of beekeeping

Beekeeping is a rewarding and humbling experience where you act as a steward to upwards of 50,000 honey bees per colony. However, it has its challenges, as colony death worldwide is high, and keeping a healthy colony can be very difficult. Honey bees play a significant role in pollination efforts worldwide. It’s been said that about 35% of all the world’s food crop is dependent on pollinators, most notably the honey bee.

Honey bees naturally can produce honey in quantities well over what they need to survive throughout the year – it’s as if they are thanking us for taking care of them, and the natural raw honey they provide cannot be imitated in any lab. Its health benefits and antibiotic properties have been used for thousands of years.

As researchers and queen breeders, our focus is on education and assisting these creatures in prospering in a harsh landscape. We love to share our passion and research for honey bees with others and provide these natural products to our local community – made by honey bees – cared for by responsible beekeepers.

A honey bee looking at our logo on her hive.
a honey bee sitting on top of a figure with pink roses in the back ground