The Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selection Program (ORHBS)

Honey bees are constantly battling new threats to their survival – pests, diseases, climate change, pesticides, and more. Targeting specific, heritable traits that increase their adaptability to these threats is critical. ORHBS is considered key to the success and sustainability of Ontario’s beekeeping industry. Since 1992, the ORHBS program has been focused on increasing pest and disease resistant traits in local honey bee populations. Now, it is a world-renowned breeding program targeted at breeding a bee that thrives in Ontario's climate and beyond.

By buying ORHBS queens, you are supporting the idea of a sustainable bee industry and investing in your bees' health. Buy ORHBS queens today.

Watch as one of our breeders discusses hygienic testing and the value of ORHBS: