Pure Carniolan mated queen
Pure bred Slovenian Carniolan queens - selected for exceptional gentleness and productivity.
SOLD OUT for 2023. Reserve here for 2024, and ensure no price increase. First class postage is free. If you want Special Delivery, which guarantees next day delivery before 1pm and costs £6 (£10 for Friday dispatch), you can select that during checkout.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We are confident you will be delighted with your queen(s). But if you’re not, we will replace free of charge (for details see below).
These are queens of exceptional quality from one of Europe's finest breeding operations.
- They produce gentle, easy to manage and healthy colonies.
- They winter happily in a single National box, but expand rapidly in response to pollen availability in the Spring.
- They are true Carnica - from Slovenia.
- Contrary to the reputation of some Carniolans, we find that these bees are not especially prone to swarming, as long as you give space for expansion.
Marking: These queens come marked with a numbered dot so you can find them more easily in your hive.
Clipping: You can select clipping, at £2.50 per queen.
Delivery: We despatch Monday to Friday by first class post (free), or guaranteed next day delivery before 1pm: to arrive Tuesday to Friday, £6 for any number of queens, Saturday £10. When available, order by 2pm and we can despatch the same day (Mon - Fri). Queens will arrive in an introduction cage with attendants, and a candy plug, ready to be introduced to your hive. We can post only to Great Britain - ie England, Scotland and Wales, but not Northern Ireland.
Replacement Guarantee. We are confident that you will be delighted with your queen(s). But if you are not, we will replace live queens free of charge within 3 months of purchase.
Introduction to your hive: We provide detailed guidance, which normally assures safe introduction. But introducing a new queen to a colony is never totally risk free, and our replacement guarantee does not insure you against those risks.
Any questions, or to order by 'phone: ring Charles on 07400 018636.