ITALIAN QUEEN BEES FOR SALE
GET YOUR QUEEN BEES ORDERED.
We are now taking orders for the 2023/2024 Season . Any orders that are placed from this point onwards will be placed as a pre-order for the next batch of queens.
IMPORTANT: Next batch of queens estimated approximately 12th December.
We offer both pickup and delivery using Australian Post Express Service, nationwide.
Our bee queens normally come from our yards at two locations, the main site being in NSW and the other in Victoria. Please be aware that at current if you are located outside of NSW and ACT, your queens will be sourced from our Victorian bee yards. If located within NSW and ACT, you will be sent queens from our Central West NSW bee yard which is located, in the blue zone.
ORDERS FOR ITALIAN QUEEN BEESWe are currently taking orders for Italian Queen Bees that will be ready for pickup and delivery.
INFORMATION ABOUT OUR QUEEN BEES
We have Italian and Carniolan queen bees for sale at different periods of the year. Their availability depends on the demand and breeding cycles, so we ask that you keep this in mind (typically Carniolans are available from late Summer). Each queen is shipped to you in a cage containing 1 queen and a few escort worker bees. The queen will feed on a candy during her transportation phase, however it’s recommended to place her into a colony as soon as possible once she arrives.
MORE INFORMATION TO HELP
Want to know more about honeybee queens? Visit our Blog and FAQs.
- Do you need a new Queen Bee?
- Methods of Introducing a Queen Bee to a Beehive
- Queen Bee Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
WHERE DO WE SEND OUR QUEEN BEES?
Currently, we can send queen bees to the following states within Australia:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- South Australia
Unfortunately, at this current time we cannot send Bee Queens to Tasmania, Western Australia and Northern Territory due to bio-security restrictions and regulation rules.
Please note that Buzzbee has no control over the speed of the Express Postage, which is controlled and managed by Australia Post. This postage system still remains the fastest method to post queen bees. We’re 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 cannot be held liable for delays, slow postage and other factors outside our control that result in the deaths of the bees.
VARIETIES OF HONEY BEE BREEDS/VARIETIES
In Australia, native bees for sale are not available as they are found only in nature however we do breed Italian or Carniolan honey bees. They’re known for being gentle and good to medium honey producers.
Italian bees are strong foragers and do a great job at keeping their hive clean. When starting out, you can’t go too 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 Carniolan bees, or "Carnies" for short, in English. Currently, this subspecies is the second most popular among beekeepers (after the Italian bee). It’s favoured for several reasons, not the least being its ability to defend itself successfully against insect pests while 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 that most customers don’t want them marked so that they can choose the colour of their choosing or leave them natural.
If you want to buy a bee queen, look no further than Buzzbee. get in touch with us today for more information and advice.