TESTIMONIALS ABOUT THE RUSSIAN BEES AND THE BREEDING PROGRAM

“I got 2 nucs last year in the spring of 2009. They built up slowly, and did not produce much honey. But then again, it was a bad summer for honey production. This spring 2010, the 2 nucs are strong, and are ahead of my other strain of bees.”

Cobourg area, ONTARIO – April 201

“I got 36 cells in 2008. I run single brood chamber. The resulting colonies survived their first winter well and were OK in spring 2009. Only 3 queens developed good colonies and I got up to 150 lbs per colony in summer 2009. The rest of the queens, so-so. But a little bit hot compare to my bees. Those 3 colonies got the same production as my own best colonies. One brood chamber had up to 10 frames of brood. But it was too much rain in the 2009 summer. I didn’t see any swarming problems last season. The rest of your queens were not very good to build brood, it was just 5-6 frames of brood. This spring 2010, they all survived the winter again.”

Toronto area, ONTARIO – March 2010

« Le développement était très rapide, plus que mes reines québécoises. La compaction du couvain était aussi excellente. Peu d’essaimage la première année mais c’était des nucs alors… »

Abitibi, QUÉBEC – Nov 09

“I’m finding that the Russians are better at serving our winters so far.”

Smithville, ON CANADA – Jan 09
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About Us

We have retired from beekeeping. Zurcher Honey have now acquired ownership of our beekeeping operation. They intend to continue with the Russian Breeding Program. François Petit will continue to work closely with Jurg Zurcher, the new owner, to offer advice and act as a mentor.

Contact Us

16610 Sixth Rd., Moose Creek, ON, K0C 1W0
613-538-8518

DIRECTIONS TO HONEY HOUSE

From Ottawa or Montreal

Exit 58 Highway to Cornwall, 6.6 KM turn right to Moose Creek (Regional 15)
Drive through Moose Creek, 5.3 Km, turn left on Dewar Road.
At 1.9 KM 90 degree right turn into Sixth Road. 300 meters
Left driveway. Log house.