What is the BeeSMarRt Queen?
The SMR (suppressed mite reproduction) stock was the result of Dr. Harbo, Dr. Harris, Dr. Danka and other scientists at the Baton Rouge Bee Lab. BeeWeaver purchased SMR breeders and mated them with our All Star drone mother colonies in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The result was the BeeSMaRt Queen. One of our BeeSMaRt queens was the bee used in the 12 million dollar Honey Bee Genome Project... she lived to be 5 years old.