Russian Carniolan Queens
Russian bees with their dark, gray/black coloration have shown excellent resistance to Varroa and tracheal mites. They overwinter very well and build up fast in the spring with the nectar flow due to their innate ability to work with their surrounding environment. They produce more propolis than other breeds as part of their hygienic, disease resistant behavior. Russian bees are an excellent choice for beekeepers seeking to avoid colony loss caused by varroa mites or beginning beekeepers who desire bees that may require less frequent or lower levels of treatments.