The following are some great resources for beekeeping supplies and queens.
Old Sol Queens
Since 1997 John Jacob has been devoted to raising hearty, disease-tolerant queens. Located in Southern Oregon, he offers Survivor Stock and Caucasian queens. The survivor stock has a very diverse genetic background. His Caucasians are from Washington State University germplasm. See his website to learn more.
Thad Starr is a firm believer that solving our mite problem is by producing mite resistant strains. He is working with Purdue Univ. Mite Biters(VSH) and Russian queens. Located in Southern Willamette Valley, he offers Italian, Carniolan, Mite Biters and occasionally Russian queens. Visit his website here.
Located in the central Oregon town of Kimberly, Matt Allen and Liz Lovelock started Apricot Apiaries in 2012. They run a commercial apiary out of their family farm. In addition to pollination services, they sell honey and locally raised queens. Click here to learn more.
Hive & Garden
Well known in the local bee community, John Edwards is the former owner of Ruhl Bee Supply and Brushy Mountain Bee Farm. He now offers a wide array of beekeeping products, supplies, bees and educational material from his West Linn location. John is the inventor of the 4 seasons Vivaldi BoardTM. Browse his website here.
Our Biz is BEES
Local business and PMBA member John Rockrohr offers a variety of beekeeping needs out of his Tualatin location. He is a second generation apiarist providing many natural products from the hive as well as woodenware and bees. He also offers various educational opportunities including classroom education. Learn more here.