Carniolan Queen Bee - Marked

Size: 1 Each

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Looking for larger sizes of this item? GloryBee offers many of the same great products you know and love in larger bulk and industrial sizes for your business.

  1. Visit GloryBee Wholesale store

Note that a wholesaler account is required to purchase these items, and there is a $450 minimum on all wholesale orders



Read Me First

  • Queens are available for pickup. Our online ordering system requires you to enter a shipping address, but all bees must be picked up locally.
  • Order bees separately from other products. Orders that have bees along with other products will be delayed.
  • Queens will be ready for pickup on Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd from 8:00am - 12:00pm at 29548 B Airport Road, Eugene, OR 97402.

About Carniolan Queen Bees

Carniolan honey bees, Apis mellifera carnica, also known as "Carnies", are the 2nd most popular type of honey bee. They are native to Slovenia, souther Austria, and parts of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Carniolan queen bees will lay Carniolan worker bee eggs, hence creating a colony of Carnolian honey bees.
Carnolian honey bees are known to be gentle, have less tendency to rob, able to overwinter in smaller numbers, conserve honey stores well, and are able to adapt quickly to changes in the environment. They are also known to more prone to swarming if overcrowded, have a low ability to thrive in long, hot summers, and have a higher dependency on the availability of pollen. 

The international queen bee marking color for 2021 is white so our marked Italian queens will be marked with a small dot of white paint on her back (thorax). 

Where & When Can I Pick Up My Queen?

  • We ONLY allow local pickup of bees.
  • You can pick up your bees at 29548 B Airport Road, Eugene, OR 97402.
  • You can pick up queen Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 from 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • At delivery of your queen you will be required to sign a release of liability before acquiring your bee package, queen(s) or nuc and demo hives.

Important Order Notes

Queens not picked up by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, will be considered abandoned and will be sold to someone waiting on site. GloryBee cannot facilitate hiving any remaining packages and will sell hives to customers on our waiting list. We must sell all packaged bees before the end of the event on Saturday, April 23. We do not offer refunds for any bees not picked up.


GloryBee does not guarantee the successful establishment of a colony, hiving of the packaged bees or nuc box. We do our best to provide all customers with thriving, healthy bees but we do not assume responsibility once the bees leave our facility. GloryBee is not responsible for the survival or productivity of the hive and therefore, does not offer refunds or replacements. We do not guarantee that a queen(s) will be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. GloryBee is not responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction.

Caution: Live bees are purchased at your own risk. Bee stings may cause allergic reactions in some people.

Cancellation Policy

Customers need to speak with a salesperson to request a refund You can call at 1-800-456-7923. Refunds will not be authorized via email or through voicemail. All pre-ordered packaged bees must be picked up by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 or they will be considered abandoned and sold to someone waiting on site.

The last day to order is April 13, 2022. No Refunds after April 13, 2022.

How to Install your Bees:

If you are in Lane County Oregon and have questions about your bees, you can ask questions here.