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Live Carniolan Honey Bees, 3 lb. Package

SKU: 129279199
Live Carniolan Honey Bees, 3 lb. Package
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  • The cost of shipping is included in the price.
  • Live bees are sold in package quantities of 3 pounds (approximately 10,000 to 12,000 bees).
  • Live bees are expected to ship sometime between mid-April and mid-May.
  • The live bees will ship via UPS overnight to the address you provide.
  • TSC store delivery is not available.
  • You must be home on the day of delivery to receive the bees.
  • There will be no refunds for refusals
  • Please review disclaimer below.

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TSC of bedminster #1855
6719 easton rd
bedminster, PA 18947
(215) 766-2171
TSC of bedminster #1855
6719 easton rd
bedminster, PA 18947
(215) 766-2171
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The subspecies A. m. carnica, from middle Europe, also has been a favored bee stock in the U.S. for several reasons. First, their explosive spring buildup enables this race to grow rapidly in population and take advantage of blooms that occur much earlier in the spring, compared to other stocks. Second, they are extremely docile and can be worked with little smoke and protective clothing. Third, they are much less prone to robbing other colonies of honey, lowering disease transmission among colonies. Finally, they are very good builders of wax combs, which can be used for products ranging from candles, to soaps, to cosmetics.

Because of their rapid buildup, however, Carniolan bees tend to have a high propensity to swarm (their effort to relieve overcrowding) and, therefore, may leave the beekeeper with a very poor honey crop. This stock requires continued vigilance to prevent the loss of swarms.


  • Does well in colder temperatures
  • Tendency to swarm in early spring
  • Less prone to rob other colonies of honey
  • Docile on the comb
  • Known for sense of direction
  • Able to adjust brood building when needed
  • High numbers of bees going into Spring
  • This package of Carniolan bees will include a cage, hard candy, queen, and 3 pounds of bees ( approximately 10, 000 - 12,000 bees).
  • These bees are sourced from Harvest Lane Honey.
  • Use these bees in new hives, or replace existing hives with them.
  • These are live bees, and are sensitive to the environment. Bees need to be installed within 24 hours of receipt - weather permitting. Bees need to be protected from direct wind, sunlight, heat or extreme cold while in their cage. Packages will have some death of bees due to the life cycle of the bees. 1%-10% is acceptable.
As a bee keeper, whether new or experienced, you may find yourself with questions or maybe you just want to connect with other bee keepers in your area. One of the best resources you have available to you on a local level will be your state's Beekeepers Association. Find yours below and reach out and join the bee community.
Click Here For Beekeepers Association Information

DISCLAIMER: All payments for queens and bee packages are NON REFUNDABLE once shipped. You may cancel at any point until you receive a shipment confirmation email. These are live insects and must ship next day air for delivery. When purchasing a mail order package you assume FULL responsibility. We offer no guarantee--implied, oral or written for any of package bees or queens. We are NOT responsible for package bees or queens left at the delivery location (customer assumes FULL responsibility). These are live insects and cannot withstand being exposed in their cages in the elements.

Note: Shipment is expected sometime between mid-April and mid-May depending on where your order is in the order queue. Timeline is subject to change dependent upon weather conditions. The quantity of bees is limited. They are only available while supplies last.

Specification Description
Brand: Harvest Lane Honey
Package Length: 17 in.
Number of Pieces: 1
Package Weight: 7 lb.
Package Height: 11 in.
Package Width: 7 in.
Manufacturer Part Number BEESCA-101
Live Carniolan Honey Bees, 3 lb. Package is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 122.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from brees abuse 543126121..120.ikmol jyukj abuse and b traficking :(
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hive died within 4 months. I have had bees in the past, and had hive bodies and frames that already had drawn comb that had been kept in a freezer for over a year, since I was planning on buying a split this year. I put the bees in the hive and fed them continuously from the time I had them. When the queen finally started to lay eggs, she wasn't consistent about laying them in the comb. At best you could say the frame coverage was spotty. She finally started laying enough to put the third medium size box just about the time I had to be out of town. My son checked the feeders and made sure to replace them when they started to get low, but didn't open the hive. When I got back all of the bees were dead, and wax moths had already started to infest the frames. Since I wasn't there the whole two weeks I can't say just when they started dying off, or if they just swarmed and left the hive. All in all a frustrating experience.
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Carniolan Bees Received my bees next day, only a few dead and raight now my beehive is healthy and growing by the day I'm very satisfied.
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy Received bees in great condition. There were only a few dead bees.
Date published: 2019-05-30
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Is the Queen marked

Asked by: mooreworld
No she will not be marked
Answered by: QUEEN BEE
Date published: 2018-02-22

Hi there I have two hives I purchased two yrs ago and have been sitting . Will this type be able to make third home in the already have boxes? I am new to this so I will let the bees be undisturbed for s year is that ok

Asked by: Cherrih
Hi Cherrih, Yes you're bees will be just fine in your hives that have sat for 2 years. Once you've hived the bee's you'll want to check them 1 x a week until winter to ensure they are doing what they need to. Please check out our Harvest Lane Honey Youtube channel for more information. Thanks Heidi
Answered by: QUEEN BEE
Date published: 2019-01-29

what origin of these B's Italian German

Asked by: Dee37
All our bees come from California
Answered by: QUEEN BEE
Date published: 2019-01-30

Are the Camiola Honey Bees more apt to survive a Pennsylvania winter than the Italian Honey Bees? (We lose our bees every winter. Typically get Italian HoneyBees.) Thank you

Asked by: Pappy1953
Thank you for your question. The Carn’s are more adaptable for the northern climates and typically do better.
Answered by: QUEEN BEE
Date published: 2019-04-09

Does this include the queen?

Asked by: Phiil
Yes each package contains one queen.
Answered by: QUEEN BEE
Date published: 2019-01-30

I asked a question below about the Queen , it was in fact not answered..... Is the Queen Marked? The answer provided below makes it sound like someone is answering that knows nothing about bees.......of course She is in a cage....

Asked by: mooreworld
Thank you for your question. No the queen is not marked.
Answered by: QUEEN BEE
Date published: 2019-01-30

Is the queen mated or virgin?

Asked by: CrazyCluck1
Thank you for your question. She is mated.
Answered by: QUEEN BEE
Date published: 2019-01-30

Yes what is the name of the producing Apiary or Apiaries?

Asked by: Gabe 72
Thank you for your question. CF Koehnen
Answered by: QUEEN BEE
Date published: 2019-02-19
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