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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.
Bulk Pricing: Buy in bulk and save
£39.00

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Imported 2022 Carniolan queen bee, mated and marked accordingly for the year. Bulk discounts automatically applied, see below.

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. 

1 - 4 Queens: £39.00 each 

5 - 9 Queens: £38.00 each (2.5% Discount)

10 - 19 Queens £37.00 each (5.13% Discount)

20+ Queens £35.00 each (10.26% Discount)

 

 

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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.


 

*In stock and ready to dispatch*

Imported 2022 Carniolan queen bee, mated and marked accordingly for the year. Bulk discounts automatically applied, see below.

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. 

1 - 4 Queens: £39.00 each 

5 - 9 Queens: £38.00 each (2.5% Discount)

10 - 19 Queens £37.00 each (5.13% Discount)

20+ Queens £35.00 each (10.26% Discount)

 

 

 
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

15 Review
  • Carniolan queen bee. 5

    Posted by Paul Roger Cuttiford on 16th Jun 2022

    Excellent service.

  • Queen bee 5

    Posted by Andrew Moore on 7th Jun 2022

    Very good no where to go now for my replacement queens Thank you

  • Carniolan queen bee 5

    Posted by Claire on 7th Jun 2022

    Super fast delivery, great service and quality bees. My second time ordering from this farm. Very helpful when ordering. Recommend.