S e c o n d y e a r P r o d u c t i o n Q u e e n s o f

native 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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S e c o n d y e a r P r o d u c t i o n Q u e e n s b e e , M S C a r n i c a Q u e e n s

Second year Production Queens are open mated, bred in the previous beekeeping season with known origin on the maternal side.

The breeding farm is located in the valley of the Sava river, where we try really hard to maintain the top genetics of drones of the Apis mellifera carnica subspecies. By using the latest knowledge of how queens and drones behave in nature in relation to our geographical features, we strive for the best results.

Second year production queens are available in April and early May.


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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