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Where To Get Bees

This page is constantly being updated as new information becomes available. At times, some of the data listed may no longer be valid or the suppliers/vendors/producers may already be “Sold Out”. 

CSBA is not responsible for any claims made by the listed entities. Being listed here does not constitute an endorsement by CSBA.

Wondering what a “nuc” or a “package” is?

Nuc (pronounced “newk”) 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 usually containing 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 supplier/vendor/producer website for more information.

Packages, Nucs & Queens:

Beekeeping Buyers — Please exercise due diligence when choosing and engaging any supplier/vendor/producer on this list as CSBA is not responsible for the services or actions of the listed entities.

4 Corners Beekeepers Association (4CBA)

Apis Hive & Honey Co

Beeutiful Things

Brighton Bee Club (BBC)

Burley’s Bees

Copoco’s Honey

Coy Bee Company

Eastern Colorado Beekeepers (ECBA)

Fat Mountain Queens

Fuller Bee Supply

  • Kenny Fuller – 972-536-3881 – mailto:sales@fullerbee.com
  • Limited number of Nucs available for pick-up in Parker, CO at $200 each. Pickup Date/Time to be determined.

website: https://fullerbees.com/

Highland Bees

Honey Hive Farms

Izzy’s Honey

  • David Izaguirre – 970-324-0092 – mailto:izzyshoney1@yahoo.com
  • 2047 26th Av Ct Greeley, CO 80634
  • 400 5 frame nucs available for 2021. Italian mix 2021 queen.

Kristina Williams

Lanoix’s Apiary

Matt Hoepfinger

Mountain Warrior Honey

Nimbus Road Apiaries

Dean Chapla – 303-570-8223 – mailto:dchapla@gmail.com

  • Dean Chapla – 303-570-8223 – mailto:dchapla@gmail.com
  • 4090 Nimbus Road Longmont, Colorado 80503
  • Locally raised queens available starting in mid-May or June dependent on the local weather. If April is “wet” May queens will be grafted in California. Sold out of Nucs as of early Mar 2022 but there may be more later. Delivery in Longmont.
  • website: https://nimbusfarm.weebly.com/

Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association (NCBA)

Plan Bee

Prairie Wind Bee Supply

Rocky Mountain Bee Supply

Ruth Williams

The Beekeepers Den

To Bee or Not to Bee

Zia Queen Bee Company

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