Caucasian - minimum order 5 queens
Caucasian honey bee comes from the high valleys of the central Caucasus (Georgia). It has similar characteristics to the Carniolan (Carnica) bee, but unlike this one it has a low propensity to swarm.
The main characteristics of the Caucasian bee are:
- raising strong colonies, but later than the other races.
- overwinters well
- they fly earlier and in cooler conditions
- gentle and calm on the comb
- low tendency to rob honey
- very great user of propolis
- endowed with the longest tongue and take advantage of the nectar sources inaccessible to other races.
- very prolific – raising strong colonies
- colonies reach full strength in mid-summer, which is good for areas where the highest nectar flow is in mid-summer
To reduce the propensity for abundant propolis harvesting (which in certain areas can make the visit of the hives difficult) and to anticipate spring development, our Caucasian bees are fertilized by Buckfast drones.