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
- First tentative ship date: April 5th. Packages will be delivered to your door by UPS. We will contact you once an official ship date has been established and provide a UPS tracking number once your bees have shipped. Tentative ship depends on the date the order was placed.
Shipping and insurance fee included in price. Please place a separate order if ordering equipment for a full list of shipping options.
Package bee orders are prepaid. Orders are subject to a $10 change or cancellation fee after the prepayment has been processed.