"Olivarez Honey Bees has been working with the “Bee Informed” Tech Transfer Team that was envisioned by Dr. Marla Spivak and formed nearly five years ago in the Heart of Northern California as a tool to help queen producers select and maintain the best bee stock available today. From the information collected by the Tech Transfer, OHB has been able to continually improve in areas of Hygienic Behavior, brood rearing production and honey production. OHB has also been able to monitor its Nosema, mite and virus levels accurately and knowledgably. Nosema levels at OHB have been consistently low over the last couple of years which could be attributed to the essential oils they use or just as simple as downward trend naturally. By monitoring Nosema levels monthly through the Tech Transfer Teams service OHB has probably saved over $30,000 the last couple of years with unnecessary treatments. OHB still treats their cell builders and nucs they raise their queens in."
A note from Jim and Wendy
Olivarez Honey Bees have been our bee and queen supplier for nine years. They have done a great job delivering a quality product.