About Us

Ing. Pavel Cimala – The Beekeeper

For nearly 40 years now. I have been working with bees and beekeeping. I have developed a strong reputation with my clients and fellow beekeepers in Queen Bee rearing and for providing very high quality and reliable delivery of Queen Bee stock to beekeepers in the Czech Republic and around Europe.

Professional Expertise

I am often asked to give guest lectures on good beekeeping practice and am widely known throughout the Czech beekeeping community as a top expert in bee management and queen bee breeding.


I developed a fascination with beekeeping at the age of 15 and enrolled in a specialized beekeeping secondary school, where I have also taught courses.  I obtained a diploma from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague.  After the Velvet Revolution in 1989 I worked at the Bee Research Institute, and have published over 30 articles on Beekeeping.

Family Bee Farm founded in 1997

While working for the Bee Research Institute, I moved to work with bees in the rural mountainous Jesenik area of northern Moravia, where a separate department of the Bee Research Institute was set up.  I then established my own Carniolan Bee farm in 1997, and have been raising bees and breeding Queen Bees ever since.  The Cimala Bee Farm is now one of the top 3 producers of Queen Bees in the Czech Republic.

A Family Business

Together with my wife Lenka and our two daughters, our family-run Carnica-Cimala Bee Farm is now producing more than 1,600 Queen Bees for sale every year.  We have also developed a number of innovative breeding and care techniques that will allow us to scale up Queen Bee production even further as demand continues to increase.

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