This package includes one Marked Carniolan Queen Honey Bee. Carniolan honey bees, Apis mellifera carnica, are the second most popular type of honey bee. They are native to Slovenia, southern Austria, and parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Carniolan queen bees will lay Carniolan worker bee eggs, hence creating a colony of Carniolan honey bees.
Carnolian honey bees are known to be gentle, have less tendency to rob, able to overwinter in smaller numbers, conserve honey stores well, and are able to adapt quickly to changes in the environment. They are also known to more prone to swarming if overcrowded, have a low ability to thrive in long, hot summers, and have a higher dependency on the availability of pollen.
The international queen bee marking color for 2024 is green, so our queens will be marked with a small dot of green paint on her back (thorax).
- 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.