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Mission

The Northern Queen Initiative 501(c)(3), is organized to educate and train beekeepers in queen rearing techniques. We seek to improve the value and production of locally adapted survivor stock queens.

Training

The NQI will provide education and training for interested beekeepers to raise queen bees while improving genetics. The NQI provides all beekeepers with opportunities to participate in queen improvement through a queen rearing program.

Training is focused on proven techniques with access to breeding stock that thrives in Northern cold climates, exhibits good honey production, possesses a calm temperament, and are mite resistant.

Certified Queen Improvers

Improvers are voting members of the initiative that have hands-on grafting experience and commit to annually produce a minimum number of queens for NQI purposes.  New breeder queens are made available annually to breeders that report required records and distribution royalties.

Queen Producers

Producers purchase stock from Certified Queen Breeders and assist in the raising, mating and distribution of queens.  Producers are encouraged to attend training opportunities and to become queen breeders.

Are you in a Northern State and Interested in Joining the NQI as a breeder or grafter? You can click here and email us!


Would you like to contribute to the Northern Queen Initiative and it’s efforts?

We are a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit and tax exempt. Your donations are considered charitable donations. We use PayPal to process donations as they offer non-profits discounts on credit and transaction processing fees. You may also write a check and send it to “Northern Queen Initiative”, 11126 Wayne Rd., Romulus, MI. 48174


You may also scan the QR Code Below to Donate.

NQI Executive Board

President
James Lee
Email: President@northernqueeninitiative.com
Phone: 734-377-8720
James Lee’s Bees
Vice President
Matthew Kobe
Email:Vice.President@northernqueeninitiative.com
Phone: 517-861-6782
Kobe Apiaries
Secretary
Brad Coultier
Email: Secretary@nothernqueeninitiative.com
Phone: 217-306-5341
Decatur Ridge Apiaries
Treasurer
Tommy Sutphin
Email: Treasurer@nothernqueeninitiative.com
Phone: 734-299-6578

Governance Documents

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