Ethological characteristics of Apis mellifera carnica

  • Very docile, rarely stings;
  • Calmly sits on the combs;
  • Renowned for its high yield;
  • Does not drift into foreign hives, very good orientation;
  • Flies at lower temperature than other races of bees;
  • Over-winters in relatively small colonies and consumes moderate amounts of stored food;
  • Quickly adapt to changes in local environment / hive;
  • Exceptionally intensive spring development;
  • Good, compact laying pattern;
  • Well resistant to the brood diseases
  • Workers live up to 12 % longer than other breeds