For Local Queens: These two Queen producers here in The Northwest are in my opinion the most reliable, meticulous Queen Breeders I've had experience with. They're approach and attention to detail are quantified in the Queens they produce. Not only that, if you want your bees to have a great chance of making it thru the winter, get a young vibrant new queen in the colony well before fall. Feed them and get ride of the mites. Vaporize the mites.
Wildernessbees.com Dan Harvey, Joyce, WA. (Olympic Peninsula) Survivor Stock and Russians.
Laurie Miller, Miller Compound Honeybees & Agriculture on Facebook; Roy, WA. Great Queens!