Carniolan package bees are a great addition to any hive. Sourced from Olivarez Honey Bees (OHB), each package includes approximately 3 lbs of these bees and a Carniolan queen. 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 bees have the following unique traits that make them excellent choices for beekeeping:
- Strong suitability for colder climates
- More likely to forage on cool, wet days than other bees
- Rapid spring buildup
- Quick to brood up when nectar is available
- Good comb builders
- Excellent honey producers
- Gentle disposition
- No cage exchange is necessary
Ready, Set, Hive!
Whether you’re an experienced commercial beekeeper or a dedicated hobbyist just starting out, OHB Carniolan honey bees are an excellent choice. They offer the perfect caliber of bees for any purpose—honey production, pollination, or simply the joy of beekeeping.
Check out our installation guide to help your Carniolan package bees settle into their new hive easily.
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.
Our bee package orders are prepaid. Orders 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.