P u r e b r e d q u e e n s o f n a t i v e

Carniolan honey bee.

M S C a r n i c a Q u e e n s .

MS Carnica Queens are the queens of the native Carniolan honey bee from Slovenia with enviable results in progeny testing of bees.


Organic Apiary Metelko

Organic Apiary Metelko is a breeding ground for premium queen bees, which we market under our own brand MS Carnica Queens. Daughter queens, we have excellent results in progenic testing of bees, especially for calmness and honey yields.

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P u r e b r e d q u e e n s M S C a r n i c a Q u e e n s

Purebred queens are young queens reared in the current year with controlled mating. We have a known both line of the Apis mellifera carnica subspecies on the maternal side, as well as the paternal line, which was selected by the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia.

Lučka Bela.
The home of the Carniolan honey bee.

The queens are bred at the breeding station in Lučka Bela. The isolated and uninhabited glacial valley, reaching deep into the heart of the Savinja Alps, hiding many attractions, lies at an altitude of 1100m.

Lučka Bela is a side valley of the Podvolovljek area and rund deep into the Kamnik Savinja Alps. It runs in a south-north direction and is approximately 6 kilometers long. It is surrounded by mountains, Velika Planina in the west, and the mountain range towards Korošica and Ojstrica in the east. Its location makes it ideal for controlled mating.

Purebred MS Carnica Queens are available from mid-June to the end of August.

Due to boutique breeding the quantity is extremely limited!


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Did you know?

Learn some interesting facts about bees.


Man's relationship with the bee is at least 20 to 30 thousand years old.


In the 14th century, beehives made of boards, known as kranjiči, appeared in Slovenia


The worker bee larva increases its mass by 500 times after 5-6 days of life.


A queen bee can lay up to 2000-3000 eggs per day


The energy value of 1 kg of honey equals the energy value of 50 eggs


In summer, bees live from 14 to 40 days, during the winter the lifespan can even be more than 140 days


There can be up to 50,000 worker bees in a hive, with natural development


The queen bee can live up to 5 years


A bee colony uses at least 40 kg of pollen for its annual build-up