Ordering Bees (2018)
See below for 2018 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.
Mondjack Apiaries (local pick-up)
Steve Finke will be supplying package bees again this spring. This will be his 8th year helping beekeepers get started with the interesting hobby of raising honey bees!
They have three pickup dates on the schedule. 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)
Nucs for Sale
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!