2020 Carpathian Queens from £39, deposit £5
We are now taking reservation for 2020 mated Carpathian queens. £5 deposit is paid to reserve your queen, the balance of £34 will be invoiced when the queens are ready. Please do bear in mind the dates are provisional and the weeks may slip back depending on the weather. As soon as we have information on dates we will email you with an update.
The Carpathian bee originates 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 sub-variety of the much loved Carniolan.
She is nicknamed "Cinderella", for her quiet, persevering dedicated work. They are characterised 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.
These F1 Queens are naturally open mated. We do not sell artificially inseminated queens (AI).
All our queens come marked, Blue for 2020.
About delivery & Ordering
Our first are available from around early April but this is weather dependant. Whilst we will do our best to send the queens the week you request, we cannot always guarantee this however we do keep you informed of any delays by email and we also email when the order is dispatched so that you are aware your queen is on her way.
- 1st class post no extra cost
- 1st class signed £3.05 - you need to sign for this service
- Guaranteed next day delivery £7.00 - you need to sign for this service
- Orders of 4 or more queens posted together will be sent Guaranteed next day at no extra cost - you will need to sign for them
Prices are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change.
If you need any further advice about the queens you can contact either myself or Rob. Information about queen introduction can be found here.
Becky & Rob
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.