Our Queen Bees

Local Alp Carniolan Bee Breeding

In our northern Moravia bee farm, we have an energetic and highly productive strain of Carniolan bee that were brought to the area by Alpine woodcutters in the 19th Century. These bees were further bred with Alp Carniolan Bees in the 1960s and and 1980s.  We continue to raise our line of bees from this high quality breeding material.

What makes our Queen Bees better?

Our Apis mellifera carnica queen bees are extremely well suited for building bee colonies in most geographies around Europe.

Isolated and mountainous breeding area

The isolated and mountainous environment means that our queen mating station is separated from foreign drones.

Robust, durable, and able to withstand harsh climatic conditions

The harsh winters and high altitudes select for robust and highly adaptable bee colonies.

Exceptionally Docile Bees

Our bees are noted for their docile and non-aggressive nature.  They remain undisturbed when managing the hives, and do not attack the beekeeper.

Remote natural forest and meadows

The rural environment is free from intensive agriculture or other mass-farming activities.

Hardy Overwintering – reduced winter egg laying period

Carnica-Cimala Queens take a two month break in laying eggs during winter.  So our colonies have ability to remain up to four months during winter season without a cleansing flight.

Rapid Spring start for early nectar flow

Because the spring nectar flow is the most reliable, we select for bee queens whose colonies have a quick start in spring.

Large Dadant bee hives

We breed our colonies in spacious Dadant hives, which are roomy enough for our big and thriving bee colonies.

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