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BANV Queen Survival Survey Results

 BANV Queen Survival Survey Results

From (Prince William County Beekeepers)

Here are the results of the BANV survey to assess Queen survival from different source (3 years, weighted average) - thanks to Jim Haskell.

1.  Locally produced nucs with resistant queens (LNQr) 87%

2.  Locally produced resistant queens (LQr) 70%

3.  Bee raised queens – emergency, supercedure and swarm (BQ) 65%

4.  Beekeeper produced queens, not selected for resistance (BkQ-nr) 60%

5.  Queens from GA (Q-GA)35%

6.  Locally produced nucs with GA queens (LNQ-GA) 25%

7.  Packages with queen from GA (PkgQ-GA) 20%


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