Italian Hybrid (Special Stronger Breed) Queen Bee - SHIPPED - Buy 3 or more get Free Shipping

Qty Price
11 - 25 $33.00 26 - 49 $31.00 50 - 99 $28.00 100 - 0 $26.00

Italian Hybrid Queen Honey Bees - Shipped.

PLEASE NOTE: When starting a new bee hive, you need to purchase a package of bees with a queen, not just a queen. Without the 2 or 3 pounds of bees, the queen will not be able to survive and will die.

All orders of 3 queens or more qualify for free shipping! Free shipped queen orders of 3-19 will be sent out through the USPS. Shipping times vary between 2-3 days, depending on your location. It has been taking an extra day longer in some instances. Queen orders of 20 or more will be shipped out by UPS Next Day Air. Click here to read our Queen Honey Bees Terms & Conditions.

We can ship by USPS, UPS Next Day Air or UPS 2nd Day Air. All shipped queens are sent out at customer's risk. We can not insure queen honey bees. 

We can mark queens for an additional fee of $4 each. Please let us know which color you would like to have her marked. The International Color for 2018 is red, but if you are only marking her to make it easier to spot her, you can choose whichever color you think would make her easy to find. If you want your queens marked but do not make a color selection, the current year's color will be used. 

Queen honey bees cannot survive for long outside of the hive! Your queen needs to be inside of the hive where the bees can feed her and give her water. Please plan on putting your queen into your hive shortly after getting her. Please do not leave queen bees sitting on the counter overnight! 

We recommend placing your queens into your hives as soon as you receive them; it is hard on the queens to leave them sitting for awhile without being inside the hive.

Place your order online to purchase your queen honey bees. Give us a call or send us an email with any questions that you may have - we are always happy to speak with you!

Bulk Pricing
From 11 to 25 -- Discount per item ($33.00) From 26 to 49 -- Discount per item ($31.00) From 50 to 99 -- Discount per item ($28.00) From 100 to 0 -- Discount per item ($26.00)


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Italian queens

They arrived the next day in good condition. They were active. 3 days later were freed and laying.
Posted by Mark Graf, May 16th 2018

Italian queens

Ordered 5 queens, shipped Tuesday arrived well packaged and healthy Thursday morning. Made my nucs early Thursday and installed queens that afternoon. Checked on Sunday all queens released, inspected Tuesday all queens laying and doing well. Website easy to navigate and place order.
Posted by Garren Maze, May 15th 2018

Close, Low Shipping, Fast, Accepted!

I am hoping that these queens produce well, because everything else about this experience has been great! Arrived a day ahead of schedule, appear to be very well mated and those that have been released are already laying well!
Posted by Chris Wynkoop, May 15th 2018

Healthy and working hard

The Italian Hygienic queen I purchased from Lappes arrived very healthy, packed very well, and is now eirking hard in the hive.
Posted by Luke Galardi, May 9th 2018

Queen bees

This company was absolutely wonderful. 4 Italian queen bees arrived ahead of schedule. Packaged beautifully with messages all over regarding keeping them ventilated, away from pesticides etc and to call me from the post office as soon as they arrived....they did. I asked them to treat the package with TLC. And when I arrived the postmaster had the package sitting on his desk where he could keep an eye on it. Bees were healthy and well accepted into the hive. Too soon to tell if they’re laying yet.
Posted by Barb Schuetz, May 9th 2018

Italian Queens

Great company to sell queens. Shipped very fast, queens were very active in cage when they arrived. Placed in hive and within the week queen was laying
Posted by Jim Meadows, Apr 24th 2018

responsive to their buyers

I received a package of Carniolans and when I checked on the queen found she was stolen. Kim got a queen to me in the shortest time. Unfortunately the queen arrived DOA. Within a short time the replacement arrived along with the Italian queens I ordered. Thats customer service! Thanks! All queens arrived energetic and raring to go.
Posted by George Dzyndra, Apr 19th 2018

Queen Honey Bees

Could not have been more pleased. The post office delivered on a Tuesday after queens were shipped on Saturday. But they called me and the queens arrived in very good order. Packaging was fantastic. And I was happy to place a second order. Specially liked all of the stickers that warned of heat exposure, live bees etc. I didn't expect a phone call but it did say on the packaging to call and I appreciated that too.
Posted by Pamela, Sep 29th 2017

Italian Queens

Perfectly satisfied! Queens this year have been fabulous! I look forward to coming purchases in 2018!
Posted by Brent Eason, Aug 19th 2017