Posted on January 22, 2014
We are now taking reservations for package bees! First come first served!
You can place your order for package bees by looking in the "Local Offerings" category, under "Bees & Queens".
The delivery dates are subject to change, but targeted as follows:
3 lbs w/ Italian queen: March 29 (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: early April
3 lbs. w/ Carniolan queen: April 19
Again: THESE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
WE DO NOT SHIP PACKAGE BEES. These packages are for LOCAL PICKUP ONLY.
For some suggested suppliers of package bees for shipment, please check the link for "Bees & Queens" in the yellow horizontal strip of our site.
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 $105 and $115. 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.
Between 12/26/2013 and 1/3/2013, we will be at the warehouse and shipping online orders, but not open during our regular business hours. If you need to pick up something during this time, please contact us to make an appointment. Thank you, and have a Happy New Year!
We have plans in the works for package bees this spring, but won't have details until after the first of the year. Please check back then. We've asked for delivery dates similar to last year. It looks like the prices will go up a bit. When we get confirmation, we'll post the information here and begin taking reservations. Thank [...]