OHB Carniolan Queens

Pricing and availability subject to change without notice.

  • 1-10 = $38.00 (Ships in 3-hole cage, marking included at no charge)
  • 11-20 = $38.00 (Ships in California mini cage, marking included at no charge)
  • 21+ = 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 Cages ship with loose attendants.
    • We do offer JZBZ cages. 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.

    OHB Carniolan Queens

    Carniolans are known for their winter hardiness, rapid spring buildup, and exceptional honey production. They show excellent resistance to tracheal mites and are great comb builders. OHB has several sources for instrumentally inseminated breeder queens. The queens we produce from these breeders are open-mated with all of our stock for genetic diversity and hybrid vigor.

    Carniolan traits:

    • A good choice for colder climates
    • More likely to forage on cool, wet days than other bees
    • Quick to brood up when nectar is available
    • Excellent honey producers