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2022 Carniolan Queen Bee

Availability: Stocked from April - September. Please be aware that early in the season queens are in high demand with limited supply.
£38.00

Pre orders available from 01/03/2022.

Imported 2022 Carniolan queen bee, mated and marked accordingly for the year.

The Carniolan Honey bee is a subspecies of the Western Honey bee. Native to slovenia and the southern Austrian Alps. Considered to be a gentle and nonaggressive bee to work with but also having a good ability to defend the colony from pests. They are said to have a very good sense of orientation with less drifting from one hive to another. Less prone to robbing and are able to winter in smaller sized colonies conserving stores making them better adapted for areas with longer winters. They are fast to build up in the spring and work extremely well in areas with a strong spring nectar flow with early pollen. The Carniolan bee which is adapted for life in the mountains will work at lower temperatures therefore allowing them to fly earlier and later in the day.

All of our imported Buckfast queen bees are imported from an EU breeder who we have been working with for many years. All imports are pre notified through the UK Governments IPAFFS system and arrive accompanied with a UK health certificate, which is inspected along with the queens on arrival at our farm by the NBU. 

 

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All of our queen bees are dispatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1:00pm and must be signed for. This is to ensure that the queen spends minimal time in transit. 

 

Queens are dispatched in an introduction cage with several attendants to look after her on the journey. Click here to see our method of introduction. Please be aware that acceptance into your colony is not guaranteed.


 

Pre orders available from 01/03/2022.

Imported 2022 Carniolan queen bee, mated and marked accordingly for the year.

The Carniolan Honey bee is a subspecies of the Western Honey bee. Native to slovenia and the southern Austrian Alps. Considered to be a gentle and nonaggressive bee to work with but also having a good ability to defend the colony from pests. They are said to have a very good sense of orientation with less drifting from one hive to another. Less prone to robbing and are able to winter in smaller sized colonies conserving stores making them better adapted for areas with longer winters. They are fast to build up in the spring and work extremely well in areas with a strong spring nectar flow with early pollen. The Carniolan bee which is adapted for life in the mountains will work at lower temperatures therefore allowing them to fly earlier and later in the day.

All of our imported Buckfast queen bees are imported from an EU breeder who we have been working with for many years. All imports are pre notified through the UK Governments IPAFFS system and arrive accompanied with a UK health certificate, which is inspected along with the queens on arrival at our farm by the NBU. 

 

 
All of the queens we sell are naturally mated - Non laying or drone laying queens will be replaced if sufficient photographic evidence is provided at our request.
 

Customer Reviews

2 Review
  • Carnioln Queen 5

    Posted by Jon halliwell on 30th Aug 2020

    The service and quality are excellent. I did call to ask about exact delivery times and given an update and advise on introduction. Would highly recommend the product and honeyfields.

  • Carniolan Queen 5

    Posted by Victoria on 4th Jul 2020

    Once again very satisfied with the level and quality of service. The 2020 Carniolan arrived very quickly, the day after placing the order. I was impressed that the queen bee was accompanied by several attendants, unlike other suppliers who put in the bare minimum whether it is attendants or fondant. Thankyou once again.