2019 Carpathian Queens from £39, deposit £5

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Carpathian Mated Queen

The Carpathian bee is from the Carpathian Mountains, the last wilderness in Europe. The temperament and behaviour is quite similar to the Apis Mellifera Carnica, so much so that Brother Adam believed the Carpathian to be a a sub-variety of the much loved Carniolan. 

She is nicknamed "Cinderella", for her quiet, persevering dedicated work. They are characterized by their peacefulness and easy handling, good winter hardiness, early spring development, with a moderate swarming tendency and efficient use of early honey flow. The queen has a high egg production, strong colonies build up by the time the main honey flow is on.

We will have these queens weekly until the early part of July, weather depending, until early July.  All our queens are marked, green for 2019, we do not clip wings. 

About delivery & Ordering
Our queens are usually dispatched towards the end of the week. Delivery of Queens can be by royal mail 1st class post with is included in the price, by royal mail 1st class signed which is £2.90* or by Guaranteed next day delivery which £6.90* or £11.00 if you want guaranteed delivery on a Saturday.  When invoicing the balance due I will ask about delivery methods.  Please be aware that queens posted by 1st class are only insured for £20* with royal mail so in the rare event that they loose you packet they will only pay out £2*0 maximum. Signed for is in insured up to £50* and guaranteed next day up to £500*.  Please select your delivery method as you go through the check out.  Please note; if you order 4 or more to be sent at the same time we will automatically send them via guaranteed next day delivery unless you contact us to say otherwise.  Please read the information regarding delivery on our delivery and returns page.

*please note these prices are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change when Royal Mail review their prices which is usually in April.

If you need any further advice about the queens you can contact either myself or Rob. Information about queen introduction can be found here.

Any queen found dead on arrival will be replaced free of charge providing the cage is returned unopened, immediately and we are contacted via email or telephone the same day. A queen will be replaced once only.

Discounts - Bulk orders, I can offer a £1.50 discount on bulk orders of 10 to 19 queens and £2.00 discount on bulk orders of 20 or more queens; these must be taken in one shipment and will be posted by guaranteed next day delivery at no extra cost to you.  If you wish to order a quantity of 10 or more queens to be taken over the season I can offer a small discount of 50p per queen on each order.  To get these discounts you must email or phone your order through.  A deposit will be taken at the time of ordering.

We do post queens on Fridays but if you have opted for guaranteed next day delivery we will not post until the Monday. If you do want us to post on the Friday for guaranteed next day delivery on a Saturday there will be an additional cost of £4 to pay.  Please call me if you need this service.

You may also consider using a queen introduction cage; this cage fits directly onto a comb with brood and increases the acceptance rate of the queens.

Many thanks
Becky & Rob

We request that all buyers of bees and queens register  their colonies with Beebase the National Bee Unit website. It is designed for beekeepers and also supports Defra, WAG and Scotland's Bee Health Programmes along with the Healthy Bees Plan, all of which help to protect and sustain our valuable national bee stocks. There are no costs involved with registering with Beebase, instead it gives you, the beekeeper, the security to know that should a bee health problem arise in your area, your local bee inspector will notify you about it, and if necessary come and inspect your colonies, free of charge.  

By buying your bees and queens from us you are giving us permission to pass your details on the NBU if they request this information from us. If you don't give us permission to pass you details onto them in the event they request them then please let us know at the time of ordering.

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