California Italian Package Bees

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$165.00 - $195.00
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Product Details


The California Italian bee package from Mann Lake includes approximately 3 lbs of bees and a laying, open-air mated Italian queen.

Key Features

This bee species are valued for their unique characteristics that make them a great asset to any hive. They stand out for the following incredible traits:

  • Effective foraging habits
  • Strong cleaning behaviors
  • Gentle and docile temperament
  • Prolificity, with a keen focus on brood-raising
  • Lesser swarm tendencies than other subspecies
  • Exceptional productivity and honey production capacities
  • Has a propensity for efficient comb building and super entry

These qualities make these honey bees especially suited for regions with an ongoing nectar flow and favorable weather throughout the summer.

Order and Shipping Details

Our bee packages are available while supplies last. The price includes shipping. For USPS shipping, packages will require pickup at your local post office.

We’ll contact you with a shipment date and provide tracking information once the bees are shipped. Cancellations are not accepted within 14 days of the bees’ estimated ship date.

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

By purchasing, you’re agreeing to our Bee Policy.


  • 3.00 LBS
  • Shipped packages will ship via USPS Priority Mail & will be held at local Post Office for pickup.
  • An unmarked queen will be included in live bee packages.