THERE WILL NOT BE ANY PACKAGES OFFERED FOR 2020
PAYMENT MUST BE MADE AT TIME OF ORDER (Credit Card, PayPal, Check – ask for address).
We use a reputable breeder, but we do not guarantee livestock sales after delivery.
Weather becomes a factor when installing Packages into new hives, (foundationless frames, Top Bar Hives without comb, new frames without honey comb). Adding a frame of honey and/or comb provides nourishment and insulation against the cold, rainy, damp April weather patterns. Packages may not be the route for new beekeepers. Consider a NUC.
Top Bar and Warre Hive installation should have an adequate supply of granulated sugar adjacent to the Queen Cage. In cold climates the Workers cluster around the Queen Cage refusing to leave the cluster to imbibe granulated sugar or sugar syrup.
Each package contains 3-pounds of honeybees (approximately 10,000 bees) and comes with a naturally mated queen. Packages are delivered directly to your apiary by BG BEES. They typically arrive in early-to-mid April. An estimated arrival date will be provided a few weeks ahead of time. We continually update the arrival date as we get more information from the breeder.
You may choose to install them yourself or with the assistance of one of our staff. Emails will be sent as soon as the proposed delivery date is known. When your bees are delivered, you are responsible for your own safety. You will be entering agricultural property, and you must wear bee-protective clothing.
All livestock orders have a $10 cancellation fee until February 28, 2019. Livestock orders cannot be cancelled after February 28.
The email address provided at time of purchase will be used for all communication. Packages are delivered directly to your apiary. A route will be developed with delivery times. Unfortunately dates and times may not be changed.