ITALIAN & CARNIOLAN QUEEN BEES FOR SALE
Now taking orders for Mid/Late October 2021
However if you are urgent and need a bulk of queen bees, contact us as we might be able to help
We offer both Pickup and Delivery service using Australian Post Express Service, nationwide.
ORDERS FOR ITALIAN AND CARNIOLAN QUEEN BEES
The summer and autumn 2021 season for queen bees is now truly over however we are currently taking orders for both Italian and Carniolan Queen Bees that will be ready for pickup and delivery from mid/late October.
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR QUEEN BEES
We have Italian and Carniolan queens available at different periods of the year. Their availability depends on the demand and breeding cycles so we ask that you keep this in mind as when a particular type is available. Each queen is shipped to you in a cage containing 1 queen and few escorts worker bees. The queen will feed on a candy during her transportation phase however recommend placing her into a colony as soon as possible once she arrives.
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WHERE DO WE SEND OUR QUEEN BEES?
At current we can send Queen bees to the following states within Australia:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
(*Special permits required. A $30 surcharge is included within this order to cover the cost of inspection from Bio-security Tasmania)
Unfortunately at this time we can not send Queen Bees to Western Australia due to regulation rules.
Please note that Buzzbee has no control over the speed of the Express Postage and is totally controlled and managed by Australia Post themselves. This postage system still remains the fastest method to post Queen bees using Australian Post. We are pleased that most customers still receive their queen bees within a couple of working days. As Buzzbee has no control over the speed of delivery, we as a result we can not be held liable for delays, slow postage and more which could result in the deaths of the bees.
VARIETIES OF HONEY BEE BREEDS/VARIETIES
The bees used are popular variety used in Australia using Italian or Carniolans. They are known for being gentle and good to medium honey producers.
Italian bees are strong foragers and do a great job keeping their hive clean. When starting out, you can’t go far wrong with Italian bees. Their gentle nature and productivity provide a great way for new beekeepers to become comfortable around bees.
This breed is by far the most popular due to its combined good temperament whist being good foragers for honey production.
These bees are known as Carniolans, or "Carnies" for short, in English. At present this subspecies is the second most popular among beekeepers (after the Italian bee).
It is favoured among beekeepers of all abilities for several reasons, not the least being its ability to defend itself successfully against insect pests, however at the same time being extremely gentle in its behaviour toward beekeepers. These bees are particularly adept at adjusting worker population to nectar availability.
All of our queen bees are unmarked. All of the bees come straight from the bee-yard and as a result all queen bees are not marked. We find most customers don’t want them marked so that they can choose the colour of their choosing or leave them natural.
Great service and knowledge. Pickup was really easy and we got invaluable advice then and after (when we had trouble getting the old queen ousted).
Packaging of her majesty was perfect and we kept her for about three days before we installed her with no problems what so ever. She has made a perfectly calm and robust colony that has survived from an autumn time split. Very satisified - thanks Buzzbees. We will buy more.
Thank you for your kind word and glad we could help. We are sure she will lay well for the new Spring season ahead. Hope that we can help again in the future.
My 2 Queen Bees arrived quickly in their seperate cages with 7 live attendants. Both queens were accepted by my hives and both started laying eggs within 5 days. I had suddenly lost 2 Queens and my hives would most certainly failed without Buzzbees help! Will definitely use their Queens again. Extremely happy and satisfied x
We at Buzzbee are glad that we could help you out. We are happy with the quality of our queens and so our our many customers. Thank you for purchasing your queen bee from us.
I was desperate for a queen after checking my hive and finding that it looked like my queen had died and the hive was diminishing. Knowing that it can be hard to get a queen in autumn I sent off for a new queen, hoping it would all go well. The queen arrived surprisingly quickly and we popped her in the hive. We checked about three weeks later and all seemed to be going well. I have since noticed that the hive is busy and all seems to be well, so it was all just in time.
We at pleased we could help you out and sure your queen will grow from strength to strength.
Package arrived with queen and 4/5 workers. Bees looked healthy and the candy plug was secure. Bees in the hive removed it an about 2 days and I was getting larvae in about 2 weeks
Will let you know when we open hive.. fingers crossed
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