What is a Bee?
Carniolan honeybees (Apis mellifera carnica) are one of the most popular choices for beekeepers. They are gentle, and very resistant to insect pests. They adapt their population depending on the amount of nectar available, so when there are fewer flowers to visit, there are fewer bees in the hive. This means they keep a small colony over the winter, and therefore need less stored honey.
They are about the same size as the Italian honeybee, but greyer in colour. They do well in areas with long winters, but do not like really hot summer days.