We will start taking orders the end of January or the first of February! If you are on our email list I will email information when bees are available. We will have carniolan queens this year, and although we do not have Italian queens lined up at the moment, but are working on it and may have some available.
Packages bees are our recommended way to get started in beekeeping. They are simply a box with a queen and workers that you dump into your own hive. We want you to be successful so we offer demonstrations, classes, and support to help!
Don’t forget, we also have a full store stocked with beekeeping equipment! Also, if you are new to beekeeping, check out our Beekeeping Classes!
Bees are pick-up only. For the health of the bees, we do not ship packages. Our bee pick up day is a fun day of workshops, speakers, classes, etc. that are free and open to the public. It is a little bit crazy and lots of fun as hundreds of beekeepers from about 5 surrounding states gather to talk bee, share ideas, and pick up their bee packages.
Bee pick up days are April 22 and April 29 2017 from 11-4. You choose your pick up day when you order!
See the Bee Day page for schedule of events and more information. Also check the Bee Day page for information on date or time changes due to weather. Pick up location, date, and times are subject to change due to weather or other extenuating circumstances. (Doesn’t happen often but can happen!) Bee day is a fun day filled with workshops and all things bee related!
Your package will include:
- A Queen Bee: Separated in her own cage hanging from the top of the inside of your package. Queens are not marked.
- Worker Bees: Approximately 12,000 bees in a 3lb package
- Feeder Can: A can of syrup to feed your bees in transit
- Pollen Patty! Put this feed supplement in your hive to help get your bees started right
2016 Package Prices : $119
2016 Prices Queens without packages: $37
Idaho sales tax is 6%, not included in the listed prices.
Payment is due by April 1st, and no refunds will be given for cancellations of package bee orders after April 1st.
Customers must examine the contents of the package bees and queens for satisfaction when they pick them up. We can help you do that if you need it and we will exchange any queen or package not to the satisfaction of the customer. Leaving the premises with the bees constitutes customer satisfaction with the order. We will do our best to help you be successful, but as with any other livestock, we cannot guarantee the health of the bees once they have left our facility!