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Italian Queen Marked/SOLD OUT

Italian Queen Marked/SOLD OUT

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Model #: BE300

Product Description


The Italian bee is the most common subspecies raised in the US, and is a great bee for beginning beekeepers. Italian queens are mated and marked. 

    Strengths of Italian honey bees:
  • High productivity and honey creation
  • Very prolific; focuses on raising brood
  • One of the gentlest and most docile of the bee subspecies
  • Readily builds comb
  • Readily enters supers
  • Wonderful foragers
  • Less tendency to swarm than other subspecies
  • Produces minimal amount of propolis
  • Strong cleaning behaviors
  • Great for areas with continuous nectar flow and favorable weather throughout the summer

Available for pickup at the Clarkson, KY facility or shipment in the continental US. Free Shipping does not apply to queens.

Shipping cost and delivery time: Queens can be shipped through the United States Postal Service (USPS) or through United Parcel Service (UPS). USPS shipments may take up to 2-4 business days, depending on your location.  UPS shipments will be delivered within one business day from date of shipment. Shipping charges are applied during processing. Free Shipping does not apply to queens.

Pickups will be at our Clarkson, KY location after 1 PM CST on the date you select during checkout. All pickups are subject to KY sales tax.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Queen Installation Instructions, Policies & Guarantees must be read and agreed to before your purchase can be completed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If temperatures are 90 degrees F° or above, queens MAY NOT be shipped.

Disclaimer: Kelley Beekeeping does not guarantee that a queen(s) will be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. You agree that you will not hold Kelley Beekeeping responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction.

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING: If any questions, please call before placing your order. 

Check out our installation video:

Please select your pickup/shipping method during check out. Queens can be picked up from our Clarkson, KY facility after 1 pm cst of your requested date. Queens can be shipped with USPS Priority Mail or UPS Next Day. Please note: during this time, UPS has suspended their UPS Service Guarantee meaning there is a possibility of delay with any UPS shipment. Kelley Beekeeping will not be held liable for any shipping delay caused by a shipping carrier.