OHB Carniolan Package Bees, Shipped

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Product Details


Carniolans are known for their winter hardiness, rapid spring buildup, and exceptional honey production. They show excellent resistance to tracheal mites and are great comb builders. OHB has several sources for instrumentally inseminated breeder queens. The queens we produce from these breeders are open-mated with all of our stock for genetic diversity and hybrid vigor.

Carniolan traits:
  • A good choice for colder climates
  • Carniolan bees come exclusively from our breeder, Olivarez Honey Bees
  • More likely to to forage on cool, wet days than other bees
  • Quick to brood up when nectar is available
  • Good comb builders
  • Excellent Honey producers
  • Gentle
  • No cage exchange necessary
  • Shipping included with all packages

Package bee orders are prepaid. Orders are subject to a $10 change or cancellation fee after the prepayment has been processed.

Installation Instructions

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  • 10.00 x 9.00 x 14.00 inches
  • 5.00 LBS
  • 1 3# Package (approx 10,000-12,000 bees)
  • These packages will be shipped via USPS and will require pickup at your local Post Office.
  • Shipping included in price.
  • Cancellations cannot be made within 14 days of the ship date of live bees.
  • Package includes mated queen.