The Tauzer family purchased Honey Bee Genetics in 2020 from Tom Parisian. Today, Honey Bee Genetics and Tauzer Apiaries operate simutaneously in providing high quality queen bees.
Honey Bee Genetics produces queen bees, starter hive packages, and 5 frame nucs in the temperate climate of Northern California. As leaders in the beekeeping industry, we have decades of expertise. We pride ourselves on keeping healthy and hygienic honey bees for our own family hives as well as our partner beekeepers. We ensure our queens are well-mated with plentiful, healthy drones. Our starter hive packages and nucs install easily and establish strong, hygienic hives that are excellent honey producers and prolific pollinators.
Nucleus hives, or nucs, come with a marked, laying queen queen and 5 deep frames with a combination of brood, nectar, pollen and some space for expansion. Because there is brood present and young bees emerging, nucs build up more quickly than packages and will need to be transferred into full size deep hive box.
Our quality starter hive packages come with 3lb of bees and a marked, mated queen to get your new hive started with success. Starter packages are intended for immediate placement in a permanent hive box. For beginner beekeepers, we recommend starting with 2 packages for optimal success.