Italian Queen Marked
The Italian bee is the most common subspecies raised in the US, and is a great bee for beginning beekeepers. These queens are mated marked Italian queens.
- 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
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read Queen Installation Instructions & Guarantee.
Shipping cost: All Queen shipments are shipped through the United States Postal Service (USPS). Free Shipping does not apply to queens.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If temperatures are 90 degrees F or above, queens CANNOT be shipped.
Disclaimer: Kelley Beekeeping Co. does not guarantee that a queen or queens will be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. You agree that you will not hold Kelley Beekeeping Co. responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction.
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION THAT FOLLOWS CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING: Available for pick up or shipment. Pickups will be at our Clarkson, KY location after 1 PM CST. All pickups are subject to KY sales tax. Shipping charges are applied during processing. THERE IS A $5.50 CHARGE FOR ORDER CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS. If any questions, please call before placing your order. Check out our installation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHflUXyTJ44. Insurance has been added into the shipping cost.