ITALIAN & CARNIOLAN QUEEN BEES FOR SALE
Now taking orders for Mid/Late October 2021
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 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.
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 invoice will be emailed to you after you have ordered, to cover the cost of inspection from Bio-security TAS)
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.
Excellent service & timely delivery. Will definitely use their service & order products from them again.
Happy with the queen bee that I received.
Purchased a queen bee for a late split in Tasmania. Straight forward process. Emails were answered quickly. Very happy customer and will order again. Rex
Successful first time requeen .. . Thanks for the great advice Graham, the new Queen has settled in and laying lots of new brood...
I bought two lovely queens a month ago. They settled into the new splits nicely - great service and I will certainly order more through here. Many thanks
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