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Murdoch's - Italian Bees - 3lbs.

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ABOUT THIS PRODUCT

Description

Hailing from Italy and immigrating to the U.S. in 1859, the Italian Bee is the most commonly kept variety of honeybee. They are a great choice for beginners because they tend not to swarm and have gentler dispositions. Italian bees do well in warmer climates, making it a great choice for beekeepers in the southern United States. Italians are yellow-brown in color with dark bands and they have the habit of building large colonies that produce tremendous honey stores. This increase in colony size often starts early with increased brood rearing, the downside of this is colonies may require feeding over the winter.

While less time intensive than some other breeds, the Italian bee is more likely to rob other colonies of their honey, and thus increase the chance of disease. The beekeeper will need to be more vigilant of this. Also, if you live in a more northern climate, it might be a good idea to check with fellow beekeepers for their input on these bees. All things considered, while less time intensive, these bees do require a keeper to be vigilant of their health. If you take care of them, these bees will reward you with a bounty of honey.

*This package includes a queen bee.

Please note: Full payment is due when you place your bee order.

Orders cannot be canceled or refunded after March 19, 2019. These bees are for in-store pickup only. Bees will be delivered to our stores April/May 2019. You will be contacted 24 hours in advance of their arrival in your chosen store. Stay tuned for periodic email updates.

Features

  • INCLUDES A QUEEN BEE
  • Apis mellifera ligustica
  • Gentle dispositions
  • Does well in Southern climates
  • Order for in-store pick up only
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Returned items must be in resalable condition. Murdochs.com orders can be returned within 30 days of the shipping date for a full refund as long as the items haven't been used. Some restrictions apply. For more details, please see our full Return Policy.


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