OHB Carniolan Package Bees

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Product Details


Carniolan package bees are a great addition to any hive. They are knownn for their hardiness, and exceptional honey production. 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.

  • OHB is Certified free from Small Hive Beetle

Key Features

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.

Bee Insurance

There is always a risk when shipping live animals, so Mann Lake includes insurance with the purchase of every shipped package. Any package with 1 ½” or more of dead bees spread evenly on the bottom of the package is eligible for a refund or replacement. To file a claim, simply submit a photo of the shipping label and the package showing more than 1 ½” of dead bees on the bottom of the package when spread evenly across the bottom via our website Package Bee Help. We make every effort to ship replacements, if available, on the earliest ship date possible. If we are unable to accommodate a replacement, a refund will be issued within 7-10 business days of submission.


  • 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.


23 Reviews
  • 3

    2 colonies of carniolan

    by Rosemary Clements on May 09, 2024

    1 colony dead and waiting for refund now. They made that fairly easy. Other colony was alive with empty syrup can

  • 5

    Carniolan bee packages

    by Jeff on May 09, 2024

    The packages were very good compared to packages I have bought in the past from another vendor. Very few dead bees. One dead queen, discovered Monday around 3 pm. I reported it immediately and I have a new queen on Thursday 11:30 am. Last year from the other vendor I had a dead queen; it took over a week to get new queen and the hive never recovered and died off. I don't expect that to happen with healthier bees and only four days without a queen.

  • 5

    Very healthy bees

    by John Ysebaert on May 09, 2024

    The bees arrived in excellent condition. Very vibrant and healthy

  • 5

    OHB Carniolan Package Bees

    by Neil Moran on May 09, 2024

    I was impressed with the way the company kept me informed of when the bees would arrive. I was also impressed with how healthy the bees and queen appeared to be. This was the first time I ordered from Mann Lake and probably not the last.