2020 Mated Greek Ligustica Queens from £36 deposit £5
About Apis Mellifera Ligustica
We are now taking reservation for 2020 mated Ligustica queens. £5 deposit is paid to reserve your queen, the balance of £31 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.
Ligustica, often referred to as the yellow bee are very gentle strain and most beekeepers find them a pleasure to handle. They display a good hygienic behaviour and provided they have enough room within the hive they have a lower swarming tendency. The queens are very prolific building up to big colonies early in the season. The Ligustica bees are super honey gatherers as well as being low propolis users which are ideal characteristics for hobbyist and commercial beekeepers alike. However, the Ligustica need notably more stores in preparation for winter, but with all that they need they over-winter extremely well.
These F1 Queens originate from Greece. All our 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.