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Pol Line is a term referring to the development of a strain of mite resistant queen honey bees originating in part from stock with low mite loads from colonies subject to stress resulting from multiple crop pollinations.

Varroa sensitive hygiene was previously identified by scientists at the USDA_ARS lab in Baton Rouge La. as a mechanism driving the suppressed mite reproduction trait. (SMR). Other mechanisms contributing to mite resistance in Pol Line populations may or may not be present as well.
Merrimack Valley Apiaries and it's sister company Evergreen Honey of Bunkie and Jennings La. provided the lab with the crop pollination stock which resulted in the "coining" of the term "Pol Line"

Our dedicated efforts in bee breeding have placed us at the forefront of offering premium queen bees for sale. These queens, celebrated for their superior mite resistance and vibrant health, reflect the success of our sophisticated selection processes. Before putting our honey queen bees up for sale online, we specifically tailor our selection to ensure each queen can sustain a hive successfully. 

We carefully pick our partnerships to help support the queen's lineage. Our queen bees for sale are part of the POL LINE QUEEN PROJECT to ensure they excel in the demands of modern beekeeping. You can find a lot of success in your apiary journey with queen bees for sale online from The B Farm. 

The B Farm is a third-generation family-run business, and we maintain 35-40,000 colonies for honey production, crop pollination, and nucleus building. Over the past 20 years, we have developed our own honey bee queen program, raising 50 to 60,000 queens each year to support and replace our stock. Over time, we have developed a close relationship with the USDA-ARS lab in Baton Rouge, and we were initial contributors to the POL LINE QUEEN PROJECT, a successful effort to produce commercially viable Varroa-sensitive hygiene queen bees for agricultural use. We now have those VSH queen bees for sale online for beekeepers.

As a result of our hard work and dedication to developing varroa resistance in our stock, we can offer VSH queen honey bees for sale online. These bees require less treatment than other queen bees. Our goal for 2021 is to provide beginners, hobbyists, and commercial beekeepers with a reliable source for high-quality queen bees.


Due to inventory limitations and seasonality, only a limited number of VSH Pol Line queen honey bees will be available for sale online. Our Mated queen bees for sale are shipped to anywhere in the lower 48 states or they can be picked up from Jennings Louisiana.

We also have Limited Pickup availability at our locations in Billerica, MA, Williston, VT or Cattaraugus, NY.  Please Contact us to check availability at these locations.  

We have wintered these bees experimentally in Western NY with good results (near100% survival in 2019-2020) and only 15% loss in 2020-2021. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

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