Melita Carniolan Imported Queen Italy


  • Strengths

    • Considered to be gentle and non-aggressive
    • Can be kept in populated areas
    • Sense of orientation considered better than the Italian honey bee
    • Less drifting of bees from one hive to a neighboring hive
    • When compared to the Italian honey bee, they are not as prone to rob honey
    • Able to overwinter in smaller numbers of winter bees
    • Honey stores are conserved
    • Able to quickly adapt to changes in the environment
    • Better for areas with long winters
    • Fast rhythm of brood production and then brood rearing reduction when available forage decreases
    • Low use of propolis
    • Resistant to brood diseases
    • For areas with strong spring nectar flow and early pollination
    • Forage earlier in the morning and later in the evening, and on cool, wet days
    • Workers live up to 12% longer than other breeds

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