Carniolin Queens from Olivarez

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Carniolin Queens from Olivarez

Carniolin Queens from Olivarez

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Minimum Qty Discount
Buy 5 + Each $61
Buy 10 + Each $59
Buy 40 + Each $57
Buy 100 + Each $55

These carniolin queens are brought in for us, and originate from Olivarez in California.

Some info on these queens from the producer Olivarez:
"Carniolans are known for their winter hardiness, rapid spring buildup, and exceptional honey production. They show excellent resistance to tracheal mites and are great comb builders. OHB has several sources for instrumentally inseminated breeder queens. The queens we produce from these breeders are open-mated with all of our stock for genetic diversity and hybrid vigor.
Carniolan traits:
  • A good choice for colder climates
  • More likely to forage on cool, wet days than other bees
  • Quick to brood up when nectar is available
  • Excellent honey producers"
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Delivery dates at bottom of page.

Ordering a Larger QTY? If the website won't let you check-out it may be due to insufficient queens left to reserve. Please contact us as we are often able to increase our orders with sufficient notice. We typically will need to make a special order if you are looking for 40+ queens, especially in the 100+ range. We also can often arrange special orders for different dates; if you are looking for a larger quantity of queens, please don't hesitate to ask us.
Available for Pick-up or Shipping (throughout BC & Yukon only at this time). You will typically have 1-2 days to pick-up your queens once they arrive. For shipping, we will typically wait until the following Monday to send them via Canada Post. This is to prevent the queens from being untended in the mail stream over the weekend. We will bank queens if it is appropriate.
All queens shipped via vented boxes designed specifically for queen transport, clearly labelled with contents of box and handling instructions. However, please be aware that there is no insurance for live bee shipments and customer assumes all risk. Queens always ship separate from other products.
Shipping rates:
<40 Queens = $40, regardless of quantity
40+ Queens = Additional shipping costs may apply depending on your location. We can provide an exact quote if needed.
NOTE: This rate is per queen delivery. (Ex: If you add 2x queen types and/or delivery dates to the cart, your freight rate will be $80 for the queens.)


General Note on Queen Ordering: We recommend checking out with only one form of live bee reservation at a time and to order equipment/supplies on a separate order. This helps minimize customer confusion regarding when products are available for pick-up, when and which products are shipping, the price for shipping of products versus queen shipping, etc. If you are getting your queens shipped, please note that the Canada Post charge will apply for each Delivery date.


Current Schedule:

Important Note: All dates are tentative and subject to change, especially if you are reserving early. Changes and cancellations can happen last minute due to the nature and risks of livestock production and transportation, however we will always provide as much notice as possible. In cases of cancelled deliveries, we will attempt to substitute the same queen option or another one where possible. Please take listed gates as an approximate guide until you receive an email or call from us with pick-up and shipping dates.

** Last updated February 11th, 2023 **

Please note that in early June there is a chance we will instead be supplying Pope Canyon Carniolan queens. We are still opening up reservations for those who would be happy to take either.

Delivery 1: ETA Week of June 5th
Delivery 2: ETA Week of June 12th
Delivery 3: ETA Week of June 19th
Delivery 4: ETA Week of June 26th

We plan to continue bring in Olivarez Carniolin queens throughout July & August as well, and will be posting dates later. If you are interested in reserving a specific later season date in advanced please contact us.

WEIGHT: 0.0 kg