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The Thriving Hive

Queen Bees For Sale

15 total reviews

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Color — Caucasian Queen (Black)

The Thriving Hive offers a Queen bee ordering service. At this stage we are accepting orders until 3rd May.

We supply Italian and caucasian queen bees from reputable breeders and livestock are bred for hygiene, calm temperament and are disease and varroa free. Queen bee breeders are located in Queensland outside of the current Queensland Movement Control Order (MCO) zone.

Advice and support to replace a queen or split a hive is offered to beekeepers who may be buying a queen bee for the first time, or are building confidence with managing their colonies. 

The Queen bees shown in images are a Caucasian queen bee (darker markings) and Italian queen bee. Queen Bees are not guaranteed to arrive marked.

Please place your order prior to Saturday 9pm for your queen to be posted the following Monday*. We can often supply queens on very short notice (24 hours) but this is dependent on spare queens after the week's orders have gone out. Email us if you need one urgently and we'll see what we can do!

Our queen bee breeders are based in Queensland and whilst we can mail bees to other parts of Australia (see below for current restrictions); transportation of bees is at all times complies with directives under biosecurity regulations, shipping rules and/or emergency orders.

As at 22 February 2024, we do not ship into Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, ACT or Western Australia due to biosecurity regulations. Northern Territory requires a health certificate which is an additional $75 per queen.

We DO ship to NSW - into both the suppression and management control zones. Please note if you are located in NSW and wish to move your hives, you must comply with the Control Order as per NSW DPI.

Next Shipping Date:

Caucasians - Monday 22 April
Italians - Monday 15 April

*Note we only ship Monday to Wednesday as Australia Post does not guarantee next day delivery and we've had queens perish before as they sit in an transit depot for too long.

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Caucasian queen bee on frame with other European honey bees Italian queen bee on beehive frame with brood

Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Glenda Matton
Bee was in post office to long over Easter she was alive but died next day with the others

The bee was in post office over Easter she was alive but died next day, along with the rest of the bees


Haven’t had time to see queens production and temperament yet , great lady to deal with, hopefully adds some good genetics to my apiary

Matthew Hickson
Queen Bees for sale

It’s a 5 from me? Top score. I’ll be back.

Jarra Dickinson

Good queens so far

Mel Rose
Caucasian queen

We highly recommend The Thriving Hive for both service and quality. Our queen arrived in pristine condition and Kel’s communication was second to none.