Packages and Nucs:
The following CSBA members have package bees and nucs available for spring 2014 delivery. Links are all live to their websites. They are listed in alphabetical order.
Apis Hive–Apis Hive & Honey is a Colorado based bee keeping business. We’ve been providing bees to the whole state of Colorado for many years. We are now taking orders for package bees. Timing is important and supply is limited. We hand shake these 3# pound package of bees. Included in the package is a Steve Park Italian queen. We deliver them to 370 Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223. It is at this location you pick them up on April 26th, 2014. If your interested in the Western Slope pick up, please visit our website for more information. You can order online now for either location at http://www.apishive.com/.
We do not ship bees via UPS or the Postal Service!
When considering how stressed a colony of bees can become, consider letting us deliver your bees to our drop points in Denver and Grand Junction. Our nonstop, two driver, temperature controlled trailer gives the bees the least stress possible. We do our best to make sure the bees have a limited time in the package–in most cases as little as 72 hours. Also included with a purchase of a package comes a completely FREE 6 month trial* membership to the CSBA! New for 2014 we’ve included a bee rescue seed packet from BBB Seed http://www.bbbseed.com/store/wildflower-mixes/special-uses/bee-rescue-mix-1-oz
If you need any additional information, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Thank you for reading!
A Rocky Mountain Beekeeper
*see terms of offer at www.apishive.com/
Busy Bee Farm–Steven Lechner 3-3.5# packages w/ queen: – $120 / package – with breaks at the 10s. Packages are required to be prepaid by check or money order. Thank you for considering us again for your packages this year. We appreciate your trust.
Steven Lechner Busy Bee Farm PO Box 41 Larkspur, CO 80118 303.657.5360
Clark’s Honey Farm–has 2 and 3 pound packages for 2014. 2# packages are $110 and 3# packages are $120. You can contact Clark Sloan at 303-717-0899.
Grampa’s Gourmet Honey–Brent Edelen–is selling package bees in Southern CO. Nice to have an option that direction.
Harvest Lane –Jason Waite–Harvest Lane is distributing woodenware through Murdoch’s. Here is some additional information. Customer Appreciation month is January and they are offering $5 off of packages all month long.
Highland Bees–Tim Brod
Spring 2014 we will have 3lb queened packages of bees and 5 framed Nucs and queens. Both the packages and nucs will be queened with our hybrid VSH (varroa sensitive hygiene) Carniolan/Italian queens that are highly sensitized to Colorado. We have been selecting and breeding queens who exhibit:
- Good Honey Production
- Hygienic Behavior
- Successful over wintering
- Gentle Dispositions
Honey Hive Farms–Tim Moore
Lees Bees–has 3 and 4 lb. packages available for spring 2014!!! Only $105 for 3 lbs of bees or $125 for 4 lbs of bees each with a queen with Koehnen’s proven genetics. Your packages are hand shaken by Koehnens expert beekeepers no more than 3 hours before we pick them up. We then drive though the night to get you the freshest packages available. From the time your packages are shaken to the time you pick them up is less than 36 hours; assuring the freshest packages you will find. We are beekeepers not truckers or brokers, we bring back packages for ourselves in the same load and we transport your bees in a custom made trailer with climate control and constant temperature updates. We treat all of the packages like royalty and keep them at the proper temperature, ventilation, and humidity. Lees Bees has a sterling reputation with Koehnen and Sons and are their newest representatives to the Colorado and Rocky Mountain Region. The bees are from far Northern California so they acclimate very well to our climate and there are absolutely no worries of Africanized genes. Both Italian and Carniolan queens are available. Pick up will be the first week of May in either Denver or Brighton. When you call Zack at 720-251-3270 you will be speaking to a very knowledgeable bee keeper who can answer all of your questions. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This season we are offering a free naturalistic bee keeping class for everyone who buys 3 or more packages! Produce the best honey and have the healthiest colonies by learning to keep bees the most natural way possible!
Mountain Warrior Honey–3-pound packages with a queen are $100. ”All packages are custom shaken by Miles McGaughey at Koehnen’s in northern California. In this way we can guarantee the strongest and freshest packages in the industry. We are bee keepers not truckers. Mountain Warrior Honey is the Koehnen representative for the Colorado region. We have been doing this for over 36 years and look forward to helping you.”
NCBA has package bees available. http://nocobees.org/ncba/benefits/2014-package-bee-order/All packages are 3 pounds of bees with a mated queen of the designated type.
Hygienic Italian packages: $95 each, $90 for four or more.
Hygienic Carniolan packages: $100 each, no quantity discount
Additional Carniolan Queens may be purchased at $24 each, subject to availability.The availability of Carniolan packages may be limited, and will be filled in the order received. If we are unable to fill an order for Carniolan packages, you will be notified via email and given an opportunity to receive Italians instead. Order priority will be given to NCBA and CSBA members through February 14th.
Plan Bee–Kathy Lyons
Spring Special Hive and Honey Bees Wooden Ware Delivery and set-up available. Please visit website www.bees-bees-bees.com Colorado Dealer Beeline Woodenware 303 286 7002
Prairie Wind Bee Supply–Benjamin Schneider
Kris Holthaus: Link for the craigslist ad: http://denver.craigslist.org/grd/4251399143.html
Honey Bee Top Bar Nucleus Hives with 11 Top Bars. Top bars are 15″. The nucleus hive is 13 1/2″ X 11″ X 15″ Painted and ready for spring. No bees. 5 available @ $45 each.
John Sheridan: Hubbard 24/44 Stainless Steel Extractor, Center Drain $1200.00; Cowen Mini Uncapper and Stand w/Frame Tray $1400; [u]NEW[/u] Dadant Steam or Hot Water Generator w/240 volt Heater $700; AI Root Cappings Spinner- needs motor $100; Cappings Wax Melter, Uses Steam or Hot Water to Melt Cappings- some minor repair needed $100. All Offers Considered, Call John 970-209-8813.
Prairie Wind Bee Supply: Greetings to everyone from Prairie Wind Bee Supply!
Benjamin Schneider http://prairiewindbeesupply.webs.com/
New colonies will need approx. 100 lbs/colony to feed the entire first season or until the 2 deep hive bodies are filled out.Pollen substitute patties: $2.50 – same price as last year.
Most colonies will consume 6-12 patties per season as weather – drought – requires.We will again offer “beginner” kits built to the needs and budget of the beginner – call for pricing.