The numbers of Russian bee colonies in the US

  The number of official Russian queen breeders is limited; it is less than 10 (7?).
The number of Russian bee colonies in the US is about several hundred thousand. Unfortunately, there is no official data about their total population.

Currently, I am trying to obtain more accurate information. I would be happy to receive further information (with relevant source citations) regarding the presence of Russian bee colonies in America.

Confirmed Numbers: "Jester bee company" - about 1500 colonies; "Harper's Honey Farm" - about 400 colonies;
Unconfirmed Numbers: "Golden Ridge Honey Farm" - about 1200 colonies. More details are coming soon.

In addition, I would be happy to receive and publish on my web site comments from beekeepers who have worked with Russian bees.





 
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