Carniolan honeybee - popular with beekeepers due to its extreme gentleness. The Carniolan tends to be quite dark in color, and the colonies are known to shrink to small populations over winter, and build very quickly in spring. It is a mountain bee in its native range, and is a good bee for cold climates. It does not do well in areas with long, hot summers. Produce white capping. Fly in cool weather. Pack brood nest with honey for wintering.nnHoney Bees will only be posted Monday - Thursday and are sent Special Delivery.nnOur Carniolan queens are imported from a very reputable breeder in Greece.