We generally get a mixture of Italian and Carniolan (Carnies for short). Italians are known for making large families fast, and Carnies are knows for smaller families, but overwintering better in cold climates as they are an Eastern European breed. Italians are golden and Carnies are black.
Pickup in Wisconsin. We can personally deliver and install bees in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for an extra cost. We do not ship bees in the mail.
A nucleus hive can be helpful for beginner-level beekeepers.
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