Carpathian Queens from Ukraine (May)

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Carpathian Queens from Ukraine (May)
Carpathian Queens from Ukraine (May)
Carpathian Queens from Ukraine (May)
Carpathian Queens from Ukraine (May)

Carpathian Queens from Ukraine (May)

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Date Shipment 1: May 19th-22nd

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Minimum Qty Discount
Buy 10 + Each $42
Buy 40 + Each $40

May 17th Update: We have received confirmation that these queens should be arriving to us at YVR the night of May 18th. As such, the following pick-up/ship times have been set:

  • Pick-up: May 19th-22nd: 10 am - 5 pm (we recommend earliest possible pick-up as these queens have been in transit for a bit - we will bank queens as needed, but the ideal is earlier pick-up because you tend to have more attendants in the cage alive before they are put into a queen bank)
  • Shipping: Tuesday, May 24th (shipping Tuesday rather than Monday due to long weekend)

These Carpathian queens are sourced from Ukraine, having begun being imported into Canada for the first time in 2021. We received very positive feedback last year from customers who tried them in their apiaries.

Obviously and tragically, at this time there is an ongoing war in Ukraine, and supply cannot be guaranteed. That said, as of the time of this writing, the producer is still planning to attempt to supply to Canada, and in support we will be standing by our order and will still be making these queens available to reserve for 2022. If you wish to support the Ukrainian beekeepers who produce these queens, and are willing to accept the possibility of cancellation if the logistics of supply prove intractable, this is an exciting new queen option that seems well-suited for Canada we hope you will consider!

From the importer:

"Premium queens from Ukraine have strong hygienic qualities, are good producers with gentle demeanour and are winter hardy.  Well suited for the Canadian climate. This queen has favourable genetic properties, is a good honey producer, broods up well in the spring and possesses a gentle demeanour. Known as the ‘Mountain Bee’, it is winter hardy and well-suited to the Canadian environment."

If the war in Ukraine prevents the supply of these queens and your order needs to be cancelled, you will be issued a full refund.

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Pick-up: Available
Shipping: Available in BC ONLY via Canada Post Priority Service ($30 added to shipping cost at check-out.)
Queen Marked: Yes
Attendants: Includes attendants in the queen cage.

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Shipping: Queens will be shipped PRIORITY in ventilated boxes via Canada Post and will be trackable. There is NO insurance on live bees provided by Canada Post. Queens will be shipped out so as to ensure the shortest time possible in transit; for example, if they arrive on a Friday we will wait until Monday to ship them to avoid them waiting over the weekend in the postal system.

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Note: 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.

For example, if you are ordering (1) queens, (2) a nuc, and (3) other types of products, we recommend placing 3 orders: one for the queens, another for the nuc, and another for those products. We also recommend ordering different queen types on different orders as well.

WEIGHT: 0.0 kg