The weather in Chico, California has been cold and rainy for the past three weeks. This has caused poor queen rearing conditions. Many of the queen and package bee suppliers in California are having the same problems. Because of this, our bee pick up date has been delayed two weeks.
California weather has been rainy and the temperatures have been under 60 degrees. Supposedly, proper queen mating occurs at temperatures over 60 degrees. Our new pick up date is May 7.