This package includes approximately 3 lbs. of Italian bees and a laying marked Italian queen. Queens are open-air mated. Italian bees are highly productive, focuses on raising brood. They are one of the most docile of the bee subspecies. Italians are great foragers. They readily build comb and have less tendency to swarm.
- High productivity and honey creation
- Very prolific; focuses on raising brood
- One of the gentlest and most docile of the bee subspecies
- Readily builds comb
- Readily enters supers
- Wonderful foragers
- Less tendency to swarm than other subspecies
- Strong cleaning behaviors
- Great for areas with continuous nectar flow and favorable weather throughout the summer
- Available for pick-up mid-April in Clarkson, KY only. We will contact you to schedule an exact pick-up time once the pick-up date has been established.
Package bee orders are prepaid. Orders are subject to a $10 change or cancellation fee after the prepayment has been processed.