Queen Bee Capture and Preparation for Shipping

Carnica Cimala offers carniolan queen bees for Europe-wide delivery.

Come take a visual tour with Pavel as he walks us through the process of catching and preparing queen bees for customer delivery.

An overview of our rural queen bee mating station.

Every nucleus hive is numbered and has its own colour.

Each queen has 6 combs in a nucleus hive for laying eggs. 

Looking for a queen in the hive.

Preparing queen bee catcher and cages workspace for marking the queen.

Partial wing clipping of the queen bee.

An individual tracking number is applied to each queen with adhesive glue.

Every queen is carefully tracked and documented before shipping.

A final review and checking of all queen bees prior to shipping.

Queen bees are ready for shipping to customers.