Carpathian Queens from £40, deposit £5
We are now taking reservations for 2021 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.
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.
The Carpathian queens are bred in Romania, naturally open mated and come marked, White for 2021.
You can learn more about the Carpathian Queen as well as different queen strains here.
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
- Special delivery £6.00 - you need to sign for this service. This service guarantees you get the queen the day after we post not the day after you order.
Further advice about queen introduction can be found here.
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.