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Italian & Carniolan Queen Bees

We offer both Pickup and Delivery service using Australian Post Express Service, nationwide.


ORDERS FOR ITALIAN AND CARNIOLAN QUEEN BEES

Order for 8th/9th March Allocation

We are currently taking orders for both Italian and Carniolan Queen Bees that will be ready for pickup and delivery on from the 8th /9th April.

Last order for this allocation will be closed Thursday 1st April at 1:00 PM AEST*.

*Please note if you miss this cut-off time, your order will be allotted to the next available allocation.


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
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • Tasmania*

    (*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.


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

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.

Carniolans

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.


Please Note

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.


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