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  • Bees Bee Package 3lb Carniolan - May 8th

Bee Package 3lb Carniolan - May 8th

SKU: HBP-Carniolan212
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3 pounds of bees with C.F. Koehnen's Carniolan Queen.

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It is likely, but not guaranteed that they will be available to pick up on May 8th. We will update you via email as we know more about the delivery day so, during the checkout process, please make sure you provide a valid email address that you regularly monitor. Purchasing a package implies consent to contact you via email.

These package bees are produced by C. F. Koehnen and Sons, one of the premier queen rearing families in the US. They are shaken from colonies in California after the almond season and brought to their new home in Colorado in a climate controlled trailer to help prevent temperature stress on the bees.

Here's what they have to say about their Carniolan queens: "At the request of beekeepers in colder climates of the Northern States, we also produce the Carniolan cross. Our Carniolan breeders are mated in an isolated area and observed for a year prior to use in our breeding program. The Carniolan virgins are mated with our Italian drones, resulting in an excellent mix of both Italian and Carniolan traits which many customers prefer. The queen exhibits typical Carniolan overwintering behavior, and her offspring possess the gentleness of our Italians."

Carniolans reduce their numbers in the fall and enter winter with a smaller cluster of bees. As a result, there will be less brood, which may require less food over the winter decreasing the possibility of losing colonies to starvation. Carnolians build up slower in the spring, waiting until resources are available to begin brood rearing. They build up quickly so the Carniolan should be equally as productive as the Italian.

You are responsible for picking up your bees on delivery day or finding somebody to get your bees for you. To Bee or Not To Bee will not hold or care for your bees beyond the scheduled delivery period. You may cancel your order before April 1st for a 20% administrative fee. After April 1st, there are no refunds for canceled orders.

We do not ship bees, so please check the box for in-store pickup when you see it during the checkout process.


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