This 3 pound package includes 9,000 to 12,000 Carniolan honey bees and one marked queen. There are approximately 3,000 to 4,000 honey bees per pound. Carniolan honey bees, Apis mellifere carnica, are the second most popular type of honey bees. They are native to Slovenia, southern Austria, and parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Carniolan honey bees are gentle, typically non-aggressive, and quickly adapt to changes in their environment. They overwinter well with smaller numbers and do a great job conserving winter honey stores. Some beekeepers have found Carniolan bees better to handle brood disease. Carniolan honey bees are very adept at adjusting worker population to nectar availability. They meet periods of high nectar with high worker population and also store large quantities of honey and pollen during these periods.
- We ONLY allow local pickup of bees.
- We’ve partnered with GloryBee for ease of pickup. You can pick up your bees at GloryBee 29548 B Airport Road, Eugene, OR 97402
- You can pick up bees Saturday, April 20th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Bee packages not picked up by 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 20th, will be considered abandoned and will be sold to someone waiting onsite. We cannot facilitate hiving any remaining packages and will sell hives to customers on our waiting list. We must sell all packaged bees before the end of the event on Saturday, April 20th. We do not offer refunds for any bees not picked up.
Down To Earth does not guarantee the successful establishment of a colony or hiving of the packaged bees. We do our best to provide all customers with thriving, healthy bees, but we do not assume responsibility once the bees leave the pickup site. Down To Earth is not responsible for the survival or productivity of the hive and therefore, does not offer refunds or replacements. We do not guarantee that a queen(s) will be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. Down To Earth is not responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction.
Caution: Live bees are purchased at your own risk. Bee stings may cause allergic reactions in some people.
Customers need to speak with a salesperson at Down To Earth to request a refund. Call Down To Earth at 541-342-6820. Refunds will not be authorized via email or through voicemail. All pre-ordered packaged bees or queen(s) must be picked up by 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 20th or they will be considered abandoned and sold to someone waiting onsite. The last day to order is April 5, 2024. No refunds after April 5, 2024.