Novak Carnica Queen

On the southern side of the Alps lies a small, but one of the most forested countries in Europe – Slovenia: the home of the carnica bee Apis mellifera carnica (Pollm.1879.).

Renowned for its diligence and high yield, the gray bee, or “Sivka”, as the locals call it, is highly appreciated worldwide. Beekeepers and breeders from all over the world recognize the benefits of the carnica's natural tendency of keeping small colonies in winter and exploding in early spring to prepare for the early honey flow. In its homeland, the Carnica bee is the only bee race allowed to be bred, as it is protected by law as an indigenous Slovenian species.

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Mated carnica Queen bees

The Novak Carnica Queen is pure and bred with care. Queens are open mated on our mating yards surrounded only by pure carnica colonies. Our main selection goals are:

  • high honey yield
  • resistance to bee diseases
  • calmness
  • placidity and good brood laying
  • size of the queen
  • good cleaning instinct
  • purity of the breed

We ship the queens in plastic introduction cages with 7-8 nursing bees. Can be shipped worldwide via EMS or air cargo transport.

The queens can be marked or not, depending on your wishes. Available from May till late August.


Pricelist 2019

Mated queen
16.00 EUR
Queen cell
5.00 EUR
Virgin queen
8.00 EUR

We are accepting reservations:

Book your queens by emailing us at: info@cebelarna-novak.si We reply in English and Italian. Please specify the quantity and date.

All our bees and queens are under regular state veterinarian control.

We supply with a health certificate for export.

  • Queens and bees are available on first order first serve basis.
  • Transport costs are not included in price.
  • Payment terms: advance payment.

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Package bees

Package bees include a 1.5 kg of young bees with a young Queen (marked unless specified).

Packages are available from late May till the mid of July.

Packs are transported in bee friendly »multibox« boxes and can be delivered all over Europe. For distances up to 1500 km the bees are usually at your address within 48 hours.

We are accepting reservations. Price per package 100.00 EUR.

Check for availability by emailing us at: info@cebelarna-novak.si We reply in English and Italian. Please specify the quantity and date.

All our bees and queens are under regular state veterinarian control.

We supply with a health certificate for export.

  • Queens and bees are available on first order first serve basis.
  • Transport costs are not included in price.
  • Payment terms: advance payment.

Request a call back! Enter your telephone number:

5 Frame Nucs Langsthroth or Dadant Blatt

We can supply 5 frame nucs either overwintered or new.

Usually available from May till September.

We can deliver our nucs all over Europe.

All our bees and queens are pure Carnica.

Email us for price and availability.

We are accepting reservations: info@cebelarna-novak.si

All our bees and queens are under regular state veterinarian control.

We supply with a health certificate for export.

  • Queens and bees are available on first order first serve basis.
  • Transport costs are not included in price.
  • Payment terms: advance payment.

Request a call back! Enter your telephone number:

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