Producing Italian and Carniolan Queens


LATSHAW ITALIANS are excellent honey producers for areas that have extended honey flows. Their large colony populations enable them to collect and process large volumes of nectar efficiently. However, the large colony populations produced by the LATSHAW ITALIAN strain can consume large amounts of stores due to their efforts to maintain large populations. Such a characteristic is ideal for honey production and pollination, but may not be ideal in certain areas.


LATSHAW CARNIOLANS are excellent honey producers for areas that have quick early honey flows. Colony population is carefully regulated by pollen and nectar availability. Such a characteristic is ideal for a harsh environment, but may not be ideal in certain areas. LATSHAW CARNIOLANS tend to reduce brood production in hot, dry climates to the extent that they may miss the fall honey flow.

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