• Honey Bees and Pink Background - Colorado Beekeepers Association

Where To Get Bees

This page is constantly being updated as new information becomes available. NOTE that an asterisk (*) after the name/title of the supplier/provider indicates that the data has been updated for 2023. 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 *

Beekeepers Den *

Beeutiful Things

Brighton Bee Club (BBC) *

Burley’s Bees *

Copoco’s Honey

Country Sunshine Honey *

Coy Bee Company

Drubeez *

Eastern Colorado Beekeepers (ECBA) *

Fuller Bee Supply *

Hep Farm Honey *

Highland Honey *

Homestead in the Hood *

  • Sarah & Matt McLean – 303-518-7304 – mailto:[email protected]
  • 5 frame CO overwintered Nucs – $210.
  • Available first week in May – Pickup in Westminster, CO.

Izzy’s Honey

Kristina’s Honey

Lanoix’s Apiary

Mountain Warrior Honey

Nimbus Road Apiaries *

Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association (NCBA)

Plan Bee *

Prairie Wind Bee Supply *

Rocky Mountain Bee Supply *

Ruth Williams *

  • Ruth Williams – 773-562-9987 – mailto:[email protected]
  • 20 Nucs available for 2023 in Longmont, CO.
  • Custom Nucs (4) and locally raised Laying Queens

To Bee or Not to Bee

Wardle Feed & Pet Supply *

  • Shaun Pearman – 303-919-7600 – mailto:[email protected]
  • 7610 # Acre Lane, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
  • Packages. Five dollar per package discount for anyone mentioning the ad on the CSBA website.

Zia Queen Bee Company

PLEASE NOTE: CSBA is publishing this information as a benefit to our members and visitors to this site. For your information to be listed, please send your identifying data and pertinent information to:  [email protected]. Providing your information is not a guarantee of inclusion on this site. A document outlining criteria for inclusion on this page will soon be available for those wishing to be listed. There currently is no fee for this listing. Inclusion on this page does not constitute an endorsement by CSBA.

Swarm Hotline




Create Some

– Buzz –

Want to sponsor CSBA and advertise your business at the same time?