OHB Carniolan Queens

These queens are currently unavailable until April 1, 2017. Please see Big Island Queens for queens that are available for immediate shipment.

Prices effective April 1, 2017 and subject to change without notice.

  • 1-10 = $30.00 (Ships in 3-hole cage)
  • 11-25 = $28.00 (Ships in mini cage)
  • 26-49 = $27.00 (Ships in mini cage)
  • 50-99 = $26.00 (Ships in mini cage)
  • 100+ = $25.00 (Ships in mini cage)


Queen Ordering Information

  • OHB Queen shipments start approximately first week of April, weather permitting.
  • Examine the contents of your shipment immediately upon delivery.

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 overnight shipping from California which is the fastest shipping method and least amount of stress on the bees.
  • We ship via UPS Next Day Air, UNINSURED. The risk is minimal, however queens shipped via UPS are the SOLE RESPONSIBILITY of the purchaser. Replacement is at the discretion of OHB.
  • We do not Ship OHB Queens through the US Postal Service. If you would like delivery through the US Postal Service, please see Big Island Queens.

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 sources for instrumentally inseminate breeder queens (Strachan Apiaries “New World Carniolan”). 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