BIQ Italian Queens

Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.

  • 1-5 = $41.75 (Ships in 3-hole cage, marking included at no charge)
  • 6+ = Phone orders only

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. 

    Shipping Information

    • 3-hole cages ship with attendants in cage with queen.
    • California Mini and JZBZ Cages ship with loose attendants.
    • For special requests, please call customer service at (877) 865-0298.
    • Prices do not include shipping.
    • We utilize both UPS and USPS 2 - 3 day shipping from Hawaii which are the fastest shipping methods and least amount of stress on the bees.
    • We ship via UPS and USPS, UNINSURED. The risk is minimal, however queens shipped are the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY of the purchaser. Replacement is at the discretion of BIQ.
    • Examine the contents of your shipment immediately upon delivery.

    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