Random mated production queen

are young queens with maternal pedigree.
Queens are available from mid-May till the end of August.

Purebred queens

are young queens with a controlled pedigree (maternal and paternal line).
Queens are available from June till the end of August.

Second-year production queens

Early spring requeening, when new queens are not available.

Second-year purebred queens

Controlled maternal and paternal line. Starting new maternal lines, beacuse they are daughters of top selected breeder queens.

Overwintered breeder queens

The queen is an Agricultural-Institute-of-Slovenia certified breeder that was used as a source of breeding stock in the previous year.

Packages

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

NUCS

We can supply nucs on Langsthroth (LR1/1 or LR2/3) with a wooden hive (LR body, top and bootom), with marked this year or last year Queen.

Honey and pollen

Our bees collect honey and pollen in the pristine nature of the hills surrounding our yards. Our offer always consists of multifloral and forest honey!

Random mated production queen

are young queens with maternal pedigree.
Queens are available from mid-May till the end of August.

Purebred queens

are young queens with a controlled pedigree (maternal and paternal line).
Queens are available from June till the end of August.

Second-year production queens

Early spring requeening, when new queens are not available.

Second-year purebred queens

Controlled maternal and paternal line. Starting new maternal lines, beacuse they are daughters of top selected breeder queens.

Overwintered breeder queens

The queen is an Agricultural-Institute-of-Slovenia certified breeder that was used as a source of breeding stock in the previous year.

Packages

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

NUCS

We can supply nucs on Langsthroth (LR1/1 or LR2/3) with a wooden hive (LR body, top and bootom), with marked this year or last year Queen.

Honey and pollen

Our bees collect honey and pollen in the pristine nature of the hills surrounding our yards. Our offer always consists of multifloral and forest honey!

CARNICA

The Carnica honey bee has superior features appreciated by beekeepers from around the world

  • Non-aggressive, rarely stings
  • Calm and docile behaviour on the comb
  • Rapid spring development
  • High yields
  • Good use of forest forage
  • Moderate collection of propolis
  • Excellent sense of orientation,
  • A well-developed cleaning instinct,
  • Overwintering in small colonies and minimum winter supplies consumption,
  • Very adaptable to diverse climatic conditions as well tolerates low and high temperatures,
  • Worker bees live from 4 to 9 days longer than other honeybee races,
  • Superiror honey yield, 37% more than the Caucasian and 18% more than the Italian bee.
MORE ABOUT CARNICA

In the territory of Slovenia we have been breeding the autochtonous 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.

ABOUT US

OUR BEES OUR PRIDE

We started beekeeping as a hobby a few decades ago. Today beekeeping is our lifestyle.

Away from urban noise, industry, traffic and intensive farming we manage several hundred colonies. Our yards are located on the altitudes between 400 and 650 m above sea level in the surrounding of Laško. We have been producing queens for 20 years, for the last seven years intensively for the foreign market. Our breeding technology is based on mimicking the natural reproduction of queens.

The forage at your beeyards begins in April. The honeybees are adapted to both nectar and honeydew forage.

OUR BREEDING

We have been producing queens for 20 years, for the last seven years intensively for the European market and beyond. Our breeding technology is based on mimicking the natural reproduction of queens. This is why we use natural wax cups.

OUR BREEDING STANDARDS

Apiary is under strict veterinarian control.
We breed colonies, production and purebred CARNICA queens.