Mondjack Apiaries (local pick-up)
Bill Mondjack and Steve Finke will be supplying package bees again this spring. This will be their 7th year helping beekeepers get started with the interesting hobby of raising honey bees!
They have two pickup dates on the schedule. You can order by printing the linked order forms below and sending the form and payment to Bill or go to www.meadowviewbees.com to order direct online.
For more information on packages, prices, nucs, and any other updates please click here.
Worcester Honey Farms (local pick-up)
Available for pickup Saturday, April 1 & 29, 2017* afternoon. (* Actual date depends on weather.)
Order your packages now for pickup after noon on Saturdays, April 1 and April 29*.
At 2:00 P.M. on the day of pickup, see a demonstration on installing package bees. Conveniently located in the exact center of Montgomery County near Valley Forge, Norristown, and Lansdale turnpike exits. Package includes 3-pound workers with Italian queen.
For more information on packages, nucs, the beekeeping class, and much more, click here.
Nucs for Sale
One of our favorite Master Beekeepers Vince Aloyo will be selling nucs again this year!
A message from Vince:
For 2017, I will have several kinds of nucs available, each consisting of five medium depth frames of adult bees, including three frames of brood of varied ages (all of which are offspring of your queen), as well as pollen and honey. Types of nucs I plan to have include overwintered nucs with a 2016 queen raised from my local survivor stock, nucs with 2017 purchased Carniolan queens and nucs containing 2017 queens raised from my local survivor stock. These different types of nucs will be available at diverse times, starting in March. For more information, go to my web site: http://vincemasterbeekeeper.com/
I am PA licensed (C2016-113, through October 12, 2017) to sell Queens and Nucleus colonies. As part of this program, my queen rearing apiaries are inspected by the PA Department of Agriculture twice a year, typically at the beginning and end of the active beekeeping season. I use no antibiotics in my beekeeping operations.
Vincent Aloyo, PhD
Shipped Bee Packages
There are a few companies that will ship bees and offer a good and reliable delivery through USPS.
About Packaged Bees
Packages usually consist of
3 pounds of bees in a screened
cage along with a laying queen in
a separate cage. There is also a
can of sugar syrup to provide food
for the bees during transport.
The packages normally come from
a southern state, i.e. Georgia,
Tennessee, etc. They are
transported directly by truck for
pickup or shipment. Package bees
are an economical and effective
means of starting a beehive. You
should order bees as soon as possible in the year to avoid sell outs. Tentative bee package dates are mid-April to the end of May, but are subject to the weather in the spring.
Reminder: Build and paint your hives ahead of getting your bees, as you will need to install the bees in their new home the day you get them. Don’t wait!
Ordering Bees (2017)
See below for 2017 Options for Ordering Bees! There are local package pick-ups, options for ordering through the mail, and local nuc ordering options! Any questions please reach out to the supplier or feel free to Contact BCBA.