Where To Get Bees
Wondering what a “nuc” is, or a “package”?
Nuc is short for nucleus colony. (It has nothing to do with nuclear power.) Think of it as the start or center of a new colony of bees. It usually consists of 5 deep Langstroth frames (roughly 2 of brood, 2 of food and one empty for the queen to lay in right away) a new, mated, laying queen, and bees all in a temporary travel nuc box of plastic, wood or cardboard. A nuc is a great way to get started in our climate, but costs a little more up front.
A package of bees is a wire screen and wood cage containing usually 3 pounds of bees, a new, mated queen in her cage, and a can of sugar syrup for the journey. The bees will need to build their own comb and accept the queen. This makes it a little more difficult to get started, but costs less up front. See your suppliers’ websites for more information.
Nucs and double-deeps for sale
Rocky Mountain Bee Supply
We carry a full line of hives, equipment, tools, protective wear, and beekeeping classes of all levels. We also provide honey extraction and consult services.
2019 Italian Nucs and packages available
Pre-order bees online: rockymountainbeesupply.com
Pick up will be here at the store in Colorado Springs.
Lazy Bee Ranch Honey still has packages left!
Italian or Carniolan queen from Koehnen’s. Pickup on April 29th or May 13th will be at Lazy Bee Ranch Headquarters at Bromley Farm, 1594 E. Bromley Lane, Brighton, CO LazyBeeRanchHoney.com
Call Zack For Questions
Fat Mountain Queens
Queens locally adapted to Southwestern Colorado. These are “mutt” queens that originated in cut-outs. They have been monitored for at least two years for low mite numbers, disease resistance, and good propolization (lots). I work bare-handed, so they are relatively docile.
Bayfield/Durango area of SW Colorado
https://beequest.buzz or firstname.lastname@example.org
To Bee or Not to Bee Nucs and Packages
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PACKAGE BEES – To Bee or Not To Bee now has Carniolan and Italian package bees for sale online and in our store. Produced by C. F. Koehnen and Sons, with Italian or Carniolan queens.
Order and learn more about the Carniolans here
Order and learn more about the Italians here
Apis Hive Packages
3# package of bees with Italian queen delivered to Grand Junction, CO and Denver Littleton.
Please visit my website for up to date information and to place an order.
Email Chad Raglund
Northern Colorado Beekeepers Packages and Nucs
packages for To Bee or Not to Bee and Lazy Bee Honey Ranch for club members
Five frame nucs and queens available
Email Tim Brod
Dakota Bees Packages and Native Bees
Three pound packages with Italian queens delivered to Wheatridge. quantity discounts. Order from my website
Locally raised leafcutter bees and blue orchard (mason) bees available in season while supplies last.
Email Greg Rye
Prairie Wind Bee Supply Packages and Nucs
Pick-up only in Cheyennne, WY
Ordering and more info at our website.
Prairie Wind Bee Supply (307) 899-2332
Email Prairie Wind
Honey Hive Farms Package Bees and Queens
Cordovan Italian or New World Carniolan 3# package .
Order on our website.
or Email Honey Hive FarmsTim & Connie Moore
Saving the world one bee at a time.
Honey Hive Farms
supplier of packages and nucs