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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
£38.00

Imported 2024 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 health certificate, which is inspected along with the queens on arrival 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.


 

Imported 2024 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 health certificate, which is inspected along with the queens on arrival by the NBU. 

 

 

 
Our Carniolan queen bees for sale are naturally mated - Non laying or drone laying queens will be replaced if sufficient photographic evidence is provided at our request.
 

Customer Reviews

26 Review
  • Carniolan queen 5

    Posted by Mr John Bromley on 16th Aug 2023

    Large, healthy queen. Excellent brood pattern.Very pleased.

  • Queen Bee 5

    Posted by richard ridley on 18th Jul 2023

    The Queen arrived early and was in good condition. Put her in a queen less hive and was well accepted and appears to be laying well.

  • Carniolan Queen Bee 2023 4

    Posted by Margaret Ann Dodman on 12th Jul 2023

    Thank you for the Queen bee I purchased from you a few months back. She is the best I have had yet. The bees are so docile, it is a pleasure to visit the hives . She is an excellent layer.