Pre-order for 2024: Open Mated Dark Carniolan Queen - 21st June Delivery

Pre-order for 2024: Open Mated Dark Carniolan Queen - 21st June Delivery


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Date of despatch - 20th June 2024 

Following the success of our Open Mated Dark Carniolan Queens in 2023, we are taking pre-orders for 2024.

There is a limited number of Queens which will be available for dispatch in May, June, July, August and September 2024, so secure your Queens for next season as soon as you can. 

These Queens are calm, beautiful to handle, prolific layers and we find you only need to use water on these bees, no smoke needed in our experience. Have a look at our videos on this listing to see our experience with the Queens this season in our own apiaries. 

A gentle bee producing good quantities of honey and over winter tendencies to be low maintenance, we have used these bees in our own apiaries for a number of years.

You will receive one Queen in a travel cage (with fondant in the cage) and a small number of attendants. Please remember to remove the tabs at the base of the cage when introducing your Queen. All Queens are marked.

Our Queens are always sent using a next day, guaranteed service with Royal Mail, and can be shipped to Northern Ireland and mainland UK. Some areas of the UK (Channel Islands and Northern Ireland) will be a 2 day service.

Shipping - We use Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day service which is £7.95 - this is applicable on all Queen orders. Please ensure you enter your address correctly at checkout. We cannot be held liable for any failed deliveries if the address is incorrect or you aren't available to sign for your delivery.

As always, as these are live bees, orders for Queens are non-refundable.

Dead on arrival - we will replace any Queens that are received dead on arrival only if they are still in their sealed cage and reported within 8 hours of delivery to you. You must provide a video of the deceased queen with a piece of paper showing your order number and name.

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