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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 or a plastic 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.

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 

  • Dan Rau – 303-619-1904 – mailto:[email protected]
  • 618 E Bridge St, Brighton, CO  80601
  • Packages – $150, NUCS – $215, Queens – $45.  Availability of packages to April 27, 2024 and nucs availability mid-May 2024.
  • Pickup in Brighton.
  • https://www.darbees.com

Beeutiful Things

Brighton Bee Club (BBC) 

Burley’s Bees 

Copoco’s Honey

Coy Bee Company


Eastern Colorado Beekeepers (ECBA) 

Fuller Bee Supply 

Hep Farm Honey 

  • Matt Hoepfinger – mailto:[email protected]
  • 2024 Nuc Order Form – 5 frame Nucs with Carniolan or Italian queens
  • 5 frame nucs with Italian or Carniolan queens.
  • Pick Up Locations & Dates:
    • Colorado Springs nuc pick up* – morning of Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at Buckley’s Homestead Supply
    • Boulder nuc pick up* – morning of Sunday, May 5th, 2024 near 75th and Valmont.
  • *Pick up dates are tentative and are dependent on how the bees/queens do this spring in California.

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

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