Carniolan Honey Bees
The Arataki breeding program is continually being modified to bring the best available queens and bees into Canada as well as improve their own stock. A few years ago they added the Carniolan genetic line to their operation. The virgin Carniolan queens are transported up to 400 kms to be mated with predominately Carniolan drones so that what we get here is as pure Carniolan as possible.
Over the past quarter century, Canadian beekeepers have found the Arataki, Italian bees performed successfully. They are now finding that the newest line of Arataki's Carniolan bees have some improved traits that suit the Canadian climate and apicultural business quite well.