Our Carniolan bee packages are grown here in Georgia. We recommend that beekeepers with 3 years of beekeeping experience or more can purchase this product. Carniolan bees are better suited for cold winters due to the queen will continue to produce brood into the Fall months, which means the colony will be more robust going into Winter. Carniolan bees, overall, are more aggressive than Italian honey bees. Our Carniolan package bees include: a screen box, sugar water container or fondant block, approx. +/- 3 lbs. of bees, which includes nurse bees, forager bees, guard bees, and drone bees. The colony of bees will consist of one or more Italian, Carniolan, and Russian worker bees. The Carniolan queen bee will be in a separate queen cage.