Italian Queens

4 5

$36.23

We are taking preorders for Spring 2024.

*SHIPPING LATE APRIL/EARLY MAY*

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Our Italian Queens come from several producers in the Glenn County area of Northern California.

Queens usually become available in mid-April, and remain available through mid-September.

During the shipping season, orders placed on Thursday & Friday may not be shipped until the following Monday unless special arrangements are made.

Queen Replacement video featuring Randy Oliver, Watch here.

Italian traits:

  • Gentle and easy to manage (a good “beginner bee”)
  • Prolific brood producers
  • Highly hygienic
  • Good comb builders
  • Excellent foragers
  • Excellent honey producers

Queen Options

  • Local Package Bee Pick Up – These extra queens will not include shipping and will be available at our package hand out when you pick up your Package Bees or Nucs.
  • No Option Added – No Marking or Clipping.
  • Queen Clipping – These queens will have 1 wing Clipped.
  • Queen Marking – These queens will be marked with a painted dot on her thorax ( Color will depend on the year ).
  • Queen Marking and Clipping – These queens will be marked with a painted dot on her thorax ( Color will depend on the year ) and 1 wing will be Clipped.

**( Packaged Bees include a queen in the package)

Queen Orders of 8 or Less will be shipped in 3 Hole queen cages with attendants. Shipped in a envelope or small overnite box

Queen Order of 9+ will be shipped in Mini Cages with candy tubes in a bag under the queens. Shipped in a Screen Shipping Box with loose bulk bees.

Photo courtesy of Mike’s Professional Photography

173 in stock

Quantity Price
1 - 8 $36.23
9 - 28 $34.23
29 - 56 $32.23
57 + $31.23