Italian Queen


Price: £40.00


Italian Queen, Marked and Mated.    One of the most popular honeybees available, adaptable to most climates from subtropical to cool temperate.     Excellent housekeepers, which help with control of wax moth and provides them with resistance to diseases, and a gentle nature.    They use little propolis and have a low swarming tendency, however they are inclined to drift if hives are too close together.     Their biggest negative side is they have a high honey consumption so you need to over-winter with ample stores.

Normally available May-Sept (season dependent) but please check the Calendar for latest updates.

Queens posted standard post are only replaced if DOA is notified within 24hrs of us posting them.   We are not responsible for delays in Royal Mail postage.     Although there is rarely a problem, we recommend the recorded post to minimise delays.
Please also note:  you cannot start a colony with a Queen only, you need a nucleus or full colony of Bees.    Introducing a Queen into a colony is never 100% successful, we are not responsible if your Queen is not accepted and is killed or goes 'Missing' during the introduction stage.

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