Posted Nov 07, 2014
We have four hives with Carniolan queens - all of which are very successful year-round. I have a four year old son who has taken an interest in working the bees with me. At first, I made him wear a full suit and veil, however the Carniolan hives we have are so calm we are able to let him in the hives without any protective clothing. As with any other breed of honeybee that I've worked with, Carniolans get more aggressive in cooler temperatures and if they are heavily managed.