BIQ Italian Queens

BIQ queens are available from Oct 1st until March 31st. Please see Olivarez Honey Bees for shipments after March 31st.

Pricing and availability from Oct 1st until March 31st and subject to change without notice.

  • 1-10 = $35.00 (Ships in 3-hole cage, marking included at no charge)

Limit 10 queens per order. Shipping charges will be applied to each order regardless of requested ship date. Please call us at (877) 865-0298 for larger quantities or custom cages.

    BIQ Italian Queens

    We continue to raise the same excellent stock as we do in California by keeping the same genetic lines through insemination of our breeder queens. BIQ has collaborated through the years with Joe Latshaw, Tom Glenn, and Sue Coeby for the inseminating of our Italian breeder queens. We choose our breeder queens based on the hive's performance in honey production, gentleness, brood rearing viability, resistance to mites and other diseases, and overall ability to overwinter healthy and heavy.

    Italian traits:

    • Gentle and easy to manage (a good "beginner bee")
    • Prolific brood producers
    • Highly hygienic
    • Good comb builders
    • Excellent foragers
    • Excellent honey producers