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Carnica

In the territory of Slovenia we have been breeding the autochthonous honey bees, Apis mellifera carnica, for centuries. Today is Apis mellifera CARNICA the only legally authorized bee in the Republic of Slovenia and it is one of the world’s best-known bee - named as 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 20 years and we are proud of more than 300 bees families, which enables us to have a large quantity of first-class breeding material.

we offer:

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RANDOM MATED QUEEN

CARNIOLAN HONEY BEE is hard working + peaceful bee

  • RANDOM MATED QUEENS

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

  • 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 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 nut sent and applies to all ordered nuts in the package.

+ and consumes less winter food supplies

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

The price of the radom mated queen is 16 €, the buyer also covers the shipping costs (according to the price list of the Postoffic of Sovenia) and the issue of a Health certificate of 16 €, which is a mandatory attachment to all sent queens.

*Our breeding technology based on mimicking the natural reproduction of queen bees. 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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SELECTIVELY MATED QUEENS

  • SELECTIVELY MATED QUEENS

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

  • Virgin queen bees are open mated in drone controlled environment at Podskalica breeding station on which the drone breeds Ivana Kovacevic and local beekeeper

  • Queens have high productivity and can be used to make new nucs or drone lines.
  • Queens are available from early June to late August.

The buyer receives a selectively 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 nut sent and applies to all ordered nuts in the package.

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

The price of the selectively mated queen is 50€, the buyer also covers the shipping costs (according to the price list of the Postoffic of Sovenia) and the issue of a Health certificate of 16€, which is a mandatory attachment to all sent queens.

*Our breeding technology based on mimicking the natural reproduction of queen bees. 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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PACKAGE BEES

+ is gentle and not aggressive bee that rarely sting

Package bees include a 1.5  kg of young bees 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 late April till the mid of May.

Packs are put into bee friendly plastic boxes »multibox« with food and with queen in plastic introduction cages.

You collect packages at our address which allows you to check their condition.

Multibox is not included includet in price! 20€ the payment is returned to the buyer if he send us back multibox.

*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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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 in our used frankenbeuten styrofoam hives.

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.

16€top


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

- package bees

 1.5 kg of young bees with Queen

85€New

- 1 frame nuc LR 1/1

your hive

14€

- 10 frame nuc LR 1/1

your hive

125€

- 10 frame nuc LR 1/1

our new wooden hive  (body, top and bootom)

170€

- 11 frame nuc

our used frankenbeuten styrofoam hive

180€New

* 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 Podskalica breeding station on which the drone breeds Ivana Kovacevic and local beekeepers.

*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.

50€top


seazon of sale: JUNE - AUGUST
 
 
*honey

- floral honey

for 30kg package of honey

180€New

- forest honey

for 30kg package of honey

180€

- acacia honey

for 30kg package of honey

180€

- chestnat honey

for 30kg package of honey

180€

- linden honey

for 30kg package of honey

180€

* Honey is pour from the virgin biological honeycomb!


seazon of sale: ALL YEAR

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CARNICA PRODUCTS GALLERY

try favored honey bee among beekeepers

Renowned for its diligence, calmness and high yield Carnica, Carniolan honey bee or “Carnies” for short, is highly appreciated worldwide. It is favored bee among beekeepers for several reasons, not the least being its ability to defend itself successfully against insect pests while at the same time being extremely gentle in its behavior toward beekeepers. These bees are particularly adept at adjusting worker population to nectar availability. It relies on these rapid adjustments of population levels to rapidly expand worker bee populations after nectar becomes available in the spring, and, again, to rapidly cut off brood production when nectar ceases to be available in quantity. It meets periods of high nectar with high worker populations and consequently stores large quantities of honey and pollen during those periods. They are resistant to some diseases and parasites that can debilitate hives of other subspecies.

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people say about us

people love our CARNICA bees and their honey!

From the breeding station Queen CARNICA I have some bee families whose quality really stands out. More than satisfied. Thank you!

Jean Mollard

Top honey! I recommend forest honey!

Grega Novak

Ich habe die bienen in gutem zustand erhalten, vielen dank.

J.M.H.