They come in tube-style packages (see product image) with a caged queen included.
Queens are of Carniolin and are bred to be gentle. New Zealand has a similar climate to ours and these queens tend to produce colonies that adapt well to our colder, wetter climates.. We have found they are a good fit for BC.
The Arataki Tube Package is an extremely easy package to use when hiving bees which simply adds to the advantages it offers for environmental control of the bees during transporting.
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