Posted on 19th Feb 2013 @ 5:54 PM
We are now taking reservations for package bees! First come first served!
The delivery dates are subject to change, but targeted as follows:
3 lbs w/ Italian queen: March 23 (note: weather is especially variable in March, so these packages are suggested for folks prepared to install bees in inclement weather)
3 lbs. w/ Russian queen: April 6
3 lbs. w/ Carniolan queen: April 20
Again: THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
WE DO NOT SHIP PACKAGE BEES. These packages are for LOCAL PICKUP ONLY.
The packages of bees travel here by truck, having been carefully transported directly from the producer. They usually arrive sometime on Friday, and we post hours for pickup on Saturday and Sunday. If the bees arrive early enough on Friday, we also make them available for pickup Friday.
If you cannot pick the bees up on the weekend they arrive, they will keep for an additional day or two. If scheduling is an issue, please contact us and see what we can arrange.
We don't have final pricing on the packages, but all should be between $90 and $100. We are asking for a $50 deposit at the time you place your reservation, and will ask for the balance shortly before delivery. When we get the final pricing, we will let you know.
You can place your order for package bees by looking in the "Local Offerings" category, under "Bees & Queens".