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03/19/2018 Package Bees: Early Italians Delivery Date


It's happening, folks. We are confirmed with the apiary to pick up the early Italian packages this week.

Yes, it's cold, so refresh your memory, read up and/or talk amongst yourselves about how to install bees in cold weather.

*** REMINDER: We are now at our new location, 160A Sugar Street, Newtown, CT 06470 ***

Delivery Date & Pickup Times

We expect to be back and distributing packages on Saturday March 24, and Sunday March 25 (and Monday, if need be).

At the moment, we do NOT expect to be back early enough on Friday to allow pickup on Friday, so please figure on picking them up on Saturday or Sunday. We'll set specific times of day once we get closer to returning and know better what our timing will be.

It can be tricky to send these eblasts from the road, so if we have any updates we'll post them on our web site in the Recent Updates / Blog section. Here's the link: http://www.bee-commerce.com/blog/

Hopefully, the snow will melt, but the dicey weather is part and parcel with our early Italian packages.

03/08/2018 Update on Package Bee Availability

We still have some Russian packages available via the web site.  The Italian / Carniolan / Saskatraz packages are nearly booked and we're taking orders for those by phone only, to be sure we don't overbook.

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03/02/2018 Closing this afternoon, due to weather

The weather is turning rather freezey and VERY windy.  There are reports of trees down in various places around town.  The phone is out, here, but power and internet are holding for the moment.We'll likely close the shop soon and head home to hunker down.We'll be back tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 2pm, assuming the [...]

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02/27/2018 Italian / Carniolan / Saskatraz bees are all booked. Russians still available.

If you want one of those kinds, but would be OK taking Russians, go ahead and order Russians and make a note if you'd like to switch to another variety if they become available.

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02/08/2018 Early close today at 6:30pm

Have an appointment that will have us closing the shop early today, at 6:30pm.We'll be here Friday 2 - 6 pm and Saturday 10am - 2pm.

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01/27/2018 "Early Italians" are all booked ... all other kinds still available

The Italian packages from Rossman, expected late March, are all reserved.Still available: Russian Hybrids from Hardeman Apiaries as well as Italian, Carniolan, and Saskatraz packages from Olivarez.

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1/16/2018 - We are now taking reservations for package bees for Spring 2018 for pickup in NEWTOWN, CT!

We are now taking reservations for package bees! First come first served! Please review our reservation / refund policy here.Our package bees are for local pickup only - we don't ship bees!To get information about having bees shipped to you, please see our information on bee suppliers. NOTE: we are now located at 160A Sugar Street (Rt. 302), [...]

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