All of our nucs are produced from our local stock and raised with Queens that are Manitoba born and bred. Our nucs are Manitoba Hardy and build abundantly for pollination and honey production.
We select and breed our queens for specific traits, such as gentleness, hygienic, winter hardy, and spring build up, so those traits are present in all of our nucs.
JN’J Honey Shop & Apiary has the added benefit to being remotely located in the Southeast corner of Manitoba with access to natural habitats and undisturbed wetlands. There are little to no nearby apiaries therefore, genetics, diseases, and breeding management is easy to control.
Breeding stock is closely monitored throughout the honey season and targeted with spring survival rates. This allows us to tailor specific traits.