Three pounds of honeybees in a screened box, with a mated queen. Does not come with drawn comb, so this product is better for those who have equipment with drawn comb already on the frames, or for established beekeepers who have lost a hive. A can of sugar syrup is placed within the package box to provide food for the trip, and the queen is in a separate cage within the box.
Carniolan Honeybees (a.k.a. Carny’s) – Known for their winter hardiness, rapid spring buildup, and exceptional honey production. They have a genetic trait to swarm and are less prone to hive robbing. Carniolan honeybees are adapted to long hot summers and cold winters, making them the ideal choice for many beekeepers all across the US. They are also known for responding quickly to changes in food sources, being as gentle as Italians, flying at cooler temperatures, and being thrifty with stored honey reserves during winter.
These packages will arrive the last week of March. These girls are coming up from Georgia. Available for local pickup in Salina, KS only.