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

Qty Price
11 - 25 $31.00 26 - 49 $30.00 50 - 99 $27.00 100 - 0 $25.00

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 3-9 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. The queen shipment will be marked to be held at your post office, and they will give you a call at the number that you specify to alert you to come and pick them up. You need to pick them up the day that they call you so the queens survive. Lappe's Be Supply is not responsible for any queens that are not picked up in time, or for any queens that are delivered to mailboxes at the customer's request to the post office.

Queen orders of 10-19 will be shipped out by UPS 2nd Day Air, and 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 ($31.00) From 26 to 49 -- Discount per item ($30.00) From 50 to 99 -- Discount per item ($27.00) From 100 to 0 -- Discount per item ($25.00)


5 out of 5 (based on 31 ratings)
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Strong Queen

I got this queen to replace one that was not very strong. When I back out to check on things she was busy getting the hive strength back up.
Posted by Thomas Gillen, Jul 15th 2018

Italian Hybrid

I started using this Queen last year, and have now purchased four. They’ve performed well, and seem to be prolific layers. Additionally, Lappe’s does an excellent job of shipping in a timely fashioned with the Queen and nurse bees securely packaged and the box appropriately marked with handling instructions for the carrier. For my requirements, these queens have been a welcome addition to my apiary’s gene pool.
Posted by Mark, Jul 5th 2018

Italian queens

Great service queens arrived two days after shipping date. All queens accepted by each hive and laying full brood patterns.
Posted by Tony Gilliland , Jun 27th 2018

Italian Queen

Arrived next day with priority shipping! Great shape and alive and well. Accepted in a queenless and broodless hive and doing well.
Posted by David Israel, Jun 2nd 2018


Extremely fast service: ordered on Monday and received on Wednesday. Queens quickly accepted by bees and laying by 4 days after release. Will buy these queens again.
Posted by Bob Martin, Jun 1st 2018

purchase of a queen bee

The queen I ordered arrived in a timely basis and was in excellent condition. She has been introduced into a queenless hive and when checked she had been released and was laying eggs. i could not be happier with my business with Lappes and look forward to dealing with you in the future.
Posted by Richard Lockwood, May 31st 2018

Marked Italian Queens

Bought 3 queens as replacements for older failing queens. I removed the older queens the day before the new ones arrived and inserted the the new queens in the hives after I received them. They were released from the cages 3 days after being introduced and readily accepted. They immediately began laying as I saw them scurrying around on the frames doing what queens do. Perfectly satisfied with the queens and entire process of purchasing.
Posted by Dennis, May 30th 2018

3 queens

Ordered three queens and they arrived in very good shape here lively would order again
Posted by Jerry Applegate, May 29th 2018

Italian queen

This was the 2nd Italian queen I’ve bought and she is a fantastic layer, just like the one from last year.
Posted by Jonathan Maupin, May 26th 2018