Queens are open-air mated. Italian bees are highly productive and focused on raising brood. The Italian honey bee is one of the most docile of the bee subspecies. They are also great foragers. Italian honey bees readily build comb and have less tendency to swarm.
Strengths of Italian Queen Bees:
- High productivity and honey creation
- Very prolific; focuses on raising brood
- One of the gentlest and most docile of the Italian bee subspecies
- Readily builds comb
- Readily enters supers
- Effective foragers
- Strong cleaning behaviors
- Less tendency to swarm than other subspecies
- Great for areas with continuous nectar flow and favorable weather throughout the summer
Available for pickup from our Clarkson, KY, store, or for shipment with UPS Next Day Air or USPS Priority Mail. Shipping dates are subject to weather conditions. We will contact you if a change in date is required.
- Learn how to Install your New Queen
- More information available on Mann Lake YouTube Channel
Queen orders are prepaid. Orders are subject to a $5 change or cancellation fee after the prepayment has been processed.
- 0.25 LBS
- If ordering multiple breeds, please call (800) 880-7694 to place your order and receive quantity break pricing.
- QUEEN ORDERS FOR PICK UP IN CLARKSON, KY LOCATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER 1 PM CST