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01/03/2021 - We are now taking reservations for package bees for Spring 2021 for pickup in NEWTOWN, CT!

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We are now taking reservations for package bees! First come first served!
We will again be getting marked queens in all our packages.

Please review our reservation / refund policy here.

Our package bees are for local pickup only - we don't ship bees!
We are located at 160A Sugar Street (Rt. 302), Newtown, CT 06470.

To get information about having bees shipped to you, please see our information on bee suppliers.

Or our offerings this year are as follows:

Description Target Delivery Price
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3 lbs. bees, Italian queen late March $140 From Rossman Apiaries in Georgia.
NOTE: These packages are for folks with experience installing bees. The weather is especially variable in March, and it's possible that installation will need to be done in inclement weather!
3 lbs. bees, Carniolan queen mid-April /
late April
$157 From Olivarez Honey Bees in northern California.
3 lbs. bees, Italian queen mid-April /
late April
$157 From Olivarez Honey Bees in northern California.
3 lbs. bees, Saskatraz queen mid-April /
late April
$162 From Olivarez Honey Bees in northern California.
New-ish bee on the market, developed in Canada.


The bees from Olivarez will arrive in two deliveries, usually a week apart.

If you're ready to place an order for bees, you can click here. From our home page, click "Local Offerings" to see/order package bees.

11/18/2020 Returning to "open by appointment" mode

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY STARTING 11/23/2020Given the increasing Covid numbers, the recommendation to travel less and stay home more, and it being slow season for beekeeping, as well, we've decided to take a break from our regular shop hours.We'll be at the shop Thursday (11/19) 2-6pm, and Saturday (11/21) 10am-2pm, and then commence with appointment-only [...]

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07/14/2020 Covid-19 considerations

We are open, and are asking local customers to place orders online ahead of their visit to the shop so that we can streamline walk-in service as much as possible. Thank you!

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