Carpathian bees

Carpathian bees history

The Capathian bee (Apis mellifera carpatica) was formed in a specific pedo-climatic conditions and of melliferous base found in the Carpathian region. The temperate continental climate in our country is characterized by relatively low and non-uniform precipitations from one area to another and from one year to another and relatively large temperature variations from one season to another.

From the taxonomic-ecology point of view there are widely accepted for our bee five main areas (of reference) to which correspond in terms of adaptive ecotypes some relatively isolated reproductive populations, where there is the possibility to find populations not affected by the transfer of the gene pool in other areas:

  • Southern Danubian lowland
  • Low Carpathian hilly land
  • The Transylvanian Plateau and the Western Plain (including the Banat),
  • The Moldavian Plateau
  • The Dobrogea Plateau (including Delta)
Carpathian Queens

In terms of morphometrics, the main characteristics of carpathian honey bee are:

  • proboscis length between 6.02 mm and 6.64 mm
  • wing length 9.4 to 9.6 mm past
  • cubital index (classes) from 2.12 to 3, 70
  • tarsus index (percent) 54.97 to 58.56.

Carpathian Bees / Queens characteristics:

  • they are gentle which makes the work easy for the beekeeper
  • overwinters very well
  • mild propolis producer
  • early spring evolution.
  • Fast rhythm of brood production and then brood rearing reduction when available forage decreases
  • very good immunity
  • low tendency to rob honey
  • Forage earlier in the morning and later in the evening, and on cool, wet days
  • Due to their region of origin, they are more likely to forage on cold, wet days than other types of bees and rank among the best for overwintering.

From a behavioral standpoint the Romanian honey bee (Carpathian) is a very gentle bee breed with a very quiet behavior on combs. It is characterized by the supesedure of the queen (anecbalie = natural periodic replacement of the queen). Is less prone to robbing and has an moderate instinct of swarming.

The sealing of the honey cells is predominantly “dry” and sometimes intermediate (mixed). It shows a pronounced predisposition to block the nest with honey, in case of harvest of high intensity, a biological feature that makes difficult to maintain the horizontal hives.

The propolisaton tendency is weak.

In terms of production A.m. carpatica is a productive bee!

Our carpathian queens

  • Carpathian Queens naturally mated (Apis Mellifera Carpatica) Suitable for honey and pollen production. Available from May to October. We have a limited number of Carpathian Queens, so pre-order is required. Order Now and choose your delivery date ! Click here to see how to introduce a queen bee from a different race in a colony
  • Carpathian Queens Artificially Inseminated (Apis Mellifera Carpatica) Suitable for production of queens. Available from May to October. We have a limited number of Carpathian Queens, so pre-order is required. Order Now and choose your delivery date ! Click here to see how to introduce a queen bee from a different race in a colony
  • Overwintered Carpathian Queens naturally mated (Apis Mellifera Carpatica) Suitable for honey and pollen production. The great benefit of these queen bees is that they have confirmed the overwintering ability of their bees. As the overwintered queen bee is a mature queen, it will be easily accepted in the new colony. We keep them in 6 frame hives and are ready for delivery as soon as the temperature permits transportation. We have a limited number of Carpathian Queens, so pre-order is required. Click here to see how to introduce a queen bee from a different race in a colony
  • Overwintered Carpathian Queens Artificially Inseminated (Apis Mellifera Carpatica) Suitable for production of queens. The great benefit of these queen bees is that they have confirmed the overwintering ability of their bees. As the overwintered queen bee is a mature queen, it will be easily accepted in the new colony. We keep them in 6 frame hives and are ready for delivery as soon as the temperature permits transportation. We have a limited number of Carpathian Queens, so pre-order is required. Click here to see how to introduce a queen bee from a different race in a colony
  • Carpathian Selected Breeder Queen  (apis mellifera carpatica) Suitable for queen production. Each year we select a very limited number of Carpathian breeding queens. They are 2 years old artificially inseminated queens, already having a tested group of doters which makes them excellent for new breeding combinations. We have a very limited number of Carpathian Breeder Queens, so pre-order is required. Click here to see how to introduce a queen bee from a different race in a colony
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