H.T Krantz Honey Co. has grown from our first 2 hives to now 800 hives in Maryland and Florida. We will be focusing on honeybee queen rearing in 2019.
Our queen bee breeding program is at the heart of our success with honeybees. In order to maintain our genetic lines we employ an instrumental method to inseminate our breeder queens. Some of our genetics come from the USDA bee labs as well as our best survivor stock. We select our queens based on many factors which include their ability to over winter, gentle temperament, hygiene, resistance to mites, honey production and brood patterns. These combined factors keep hives healthy, productive and less stressed.