Carniolan Queen mated on Salt Spring Island


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These carniolan queens have been mated locally on Salt Spring Island, BC. They are primarily selected for rapid buildup and varroa resistence.  Do to the unpredictability of uncontrolled mating your queen will range from dark to black in color.

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  • Can I get my queens mailed to me?

    You have the option of picking up queens locally or having them mailed via Canada Post. Typically your queens will arrive alive and healthy but Canada Post does not guarantee the time it takes for delivery, the conditions the queens are in during shipping, or that the queens will arrive in good condition.  That means if you choose to have queens shipped rather than picking them up yourself, you are accepting full responsibility for them from the moment Canada Post takes possession of them.  Canada Post delivery is a flat fee of $55 irrespective of how many queens are ordered.

  • Are there taxes on queens?

    Bees and queens are considered livestock and are tax exempt.

  • Are your queens marked?

    Queens are marked with a colored dot on their thorax indicating the year they were mated.  In the case of young wintered queens for early nuc sales, the mark is a bit misleading because the dot would be the color of the previous year even though the queen has not been through a full spring buildup so the queen is  younger than the dot would suggest.  There is no charge for marking queens and if you would prefer an unmarked queen please let us know in advance.

    Imported queens sold in the original cage with attendants are not marked.