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Carnica

In the territory of Slovenia we have been breeding the autochthonous honey bee Apis mellifera carnica for centuries. Today Apis mellifera CARNICA the is the only legally permitted honey bee in the Republic of Slovenia. It is one of the world’s best-known honey bee races- named Kranjska sivka or Carniolan Bee, Carnica Biene, Krainer Biene.

At the breeding station QUEEN CARNICA Beekeeping LEŠEK we’ve been breeding the 100% pure Apis mellifera CARNICA QUEENS intensively for the last 20 years and we are proud of more than 300 honey bee colonies, which enables us to have a large quantity of first-class breeding stock.

Our Offer:

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RANDOM MATED PRODUCTION QUEEN

CARNIOLAN HONEY BEE is hard working + peaceful bee

  • RANDOM MATED QUEENS

    are young queens with a maternal pedigree.

  • Virgin queen bees are open mated at our mating stations, surrounded only by 100% Authentic Apis Mellifera Carnica colonies.

  • Queens are available from mid-May till the end of August.

+ has rapid and intensive spring development

The buyer receives a random mated queen with attendat bees in a transport queen cage. The queen is marked with a coloured and enumerated plate in the colour of the year of emergence. The buyer also receives an invoice, a printout from the herd book – proving the purity of the queen and veterinary Health certificate, which is a mandatory attachment of each sent queen and applies to all ordered queens in the package.

+and consumes less winter food supplies

Queens are sent to your address by mail in accordance with the agreement.

 

The price of a radom mated queen is 16 €. The client pays the shipping costs (according to the price list of the Post of Slovenia) and the price of the Health certificate in the sum of 16 €, which is mandatory for all sent queens.

 

*Our breeding technology is based on mimicking the natural reproduction of queen bees. All our bees and queens are under regular control of the state veterinarian. For the treatment of varroa we use exclusively sustainable treatments with organic acids.

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Purebred QUEENS

  • Purebred queens are SELECTIVELY MATED QUEENS

 are young queens with a controlled pedigree (maternal and paternal line).

  • Virgin queen bees are open mated in a drone controlled environment at Lucka Bela breeding station where only the drones from colonies selected by the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia are present.
  • Queens have high productivity and can be used to make new maternal or drone lines.

  • Queens are available from early June to late August.

The buyer receives a purebred mated queen with attendant bees in a transport queen cage. The queen is marked with a coloured and enumerated plate in the colour of the year of emergence. The buyer also receives an invoice, a printout from the herd book – proving the purity of the queen and veterinary Health certificate, which is a mandatory attachment of each sent queen and applies to all ordered queens in the package.

Queens are sent to your address by mail accordance with the agreement.

The price of the purebred queen is 50€. The client pays the shipping costs  and the price of the Health certificate in the sum of 16 €, which is mandatory for all sent queens.

*Our breeding technology is based on mimicking the natural reproduction of queen bees. All our bees and queens are under regular control of the state veterinarian. For the treatment of varroa we use exclusively sustainable treatments with organic acids.

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PACKAGE BEES

+ is gentle and not aggressive honey bee that rarely stings

Package of bees includes a 1.5  kg of young bees and a marked queen from this year or overwintered queen from last year.

All of our bees and queens are pure Carnica (Apis mellifera Carnica).

*Carnica bee is the only honey bee race allowed to be kept in Slovenia, since it is protected by law as an indigenous Slovenian species.

Packages are available from late April till the mid of May.

Packages are put into bee friendly and well ventilated plastic boxes called »multibox« with food. The queen is securely placed in a plastic introduction cage.

You collect packages at our address which allows you to inspect the condition of the packages.

The Multibox is not included in the price! For each Multibox the client pays a security deposit of 20€. The deposit is reimbursed to the client after the Multibox has been returned.

*All our bees and queens are under regular control of the state veterinarian. For the treatment of varroa we use exclusively sustainable treatments with organic acids.

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FRAME NUCS

We can supply frame nucs on Langsthroth (LR1/1  or  LR2/3) or Dadant Blatt (DB) wooden honeycomb (LR body, top and bootom), with marked this year or overwintered Queen.

All our bees and queens are pure Carnica (Apis mellifera Carnica).

*Carnica bee is the only bee race allowed to be bred in Slovenia, as it is protected by law as an indigenous Slovenian species.

Packages are available from mid April till mid of May.

Frame nucs are available in our new wooden hives or your beehive.

You collect frame nucs at our address which allows you to check bees and queens condition.

*All our bees and queens are under regular state veterinarian control. In the treatment of varroa, we use exclusively the sustainable medicines-acid.

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HONEY

Slovenia is one of the most green + forested countries

Our bees colletc honey in unspoiled nature, far away from industry, cities and busy transport roads.

We always offer floral and forest honey!
Depending on the season we also offer acacia, chestnut and linden honey.

Honey is pour from the virgin biological honeycomb to a 30 kg plastic barrel.

We can send you Honey by post. Transport costs are not included in price!

*Honey is pre-screened at the reference laboratory. If you want we can send you a sample.

 

*All our bees and queens are under regular state veterinarian control. In the treatment of varroa, we use exclusively the sustainable

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PRICE LIST

 
*HONEY BEE QUEENS

- RANDOM MATED QUEEN

 are young virgin queens whose line is known from their mother’s side.

Queens are available from mid-May till the end of August.

Virgin queen bees are open mated at our mating stations, surrounded only by Authentic Apis Mellifera Carnica colonies.

*The buyer receives a rendom mated queen with escorts bees in the transport queen mailing cage. The queen is marked with color – numeric disc in the color of the year of birth. The buyer also receives an invoice, an printout from the herd book – proving the purity of the queen and veterinary Health certificate, which is a mandatory attachment of each queen sent and applies to all ordered queens in the package.


seazon of sale: MAY - AUGUST
 
 
*PACKAGE BEES AND FRAME NUC

- package bees

 1.5 kg of young bees with Queen

- 1 frame nuc LR 1/1

your hive

- 10 frame nuc LR 1/1

your hive

- 10 frame nuc LR 1/1

our new wooden hive  (body, top and bootom)

- 11 frame nuc

our used frankenbeuten styrofoam hive

* We also offer frame nuc on LR2/3, DB and DN!


seazon of sale: APRIL - MAY

- SELECTIVELY MATED QUEEN

are young virgin queens of controlled origin in both maternal and paternal line.

Queens are available from early June to late August.

Virgin queen bees are open mated in drone controlled environment at Lucka Bela breeding station on which the drone breeds Agricultural institute of Slovenia with contractors.

*The buyer receives a seelectively mated queen with escorts bees in the transport queen mailing cage. The queen is marked with color – numeric disc in the color of the year of birth. The buyer also receives an invoice, an printout from the herd book – proving the purity of the queen and veterinary Health certificate, which is a mandatory attachment of each queen sent and applies to all ordered queens in the package.


seazon of sale: JUNE - AUGUST
 
 
*honey

- floral honey

for 30kg package of honey

- forest honey

for 30kg package of honey

- acacia honey

for 30kg package of honey

- chestnat honey

for 30kg package of honey

- linden honey

for 30kg package of honey

* Honey is pour from the virgin biological honeycomb!


seazon of sale: ALL YEAR

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GALLERY OF QUEEN BEE breeding

+ our breeding is based on imitating natural processes

+ our breeding is based on imitating natural processes

We have been breeding queen bees for the last 20 years. For the last 7 years we are providing queens to customers throughout Europe and beyond.

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BEEKEEPING SEASON GALLERY

+ the forage environment of our bees is unspoiled nature

Away from city noise, industry, roads and intensive agriculture, we keep our bees in unspoiled nature.We have a few hundred colonies. We have fifteen locations at an altitude of between 400 and 650 meters above sea level in the vicinity of Laško. The forage period on our stands begins in April. Bees are adapted to high and low temperatures. They take advantage of both nectar and honeydew forage.

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people say about us

people love our CARNICA bees and their honey!