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2019 Spring Bees - Local Pickup Only - Somerset, Texas

Bees For Sale - Pickup Only - No Shipping
     The honey bees we offer are of a gentle nature and top quality genetics. Depending on the season and what we have in stock, we typically offer options from a starter nucleus ("nuc") to full colonies in 10 frame hives. Please note: 8 frame equipment is available by request. We also provide the basic information and instructions needed to get started in beekeeping.
 

Please Note: Beekeeping Supplies and Bees are Local Pickup and by Appointment Only
- We are a bee farm and work our bees at more than one location. We do not have a store for "walk in shopping" at this time, therefore all equipment and bee pickups are on scheduled pickup dates by appointment only. Thanks for understanding.

Download and Print our Bee Health Certificate here (PDF format)

Honey Bees - available options:
     At this time, we are offering Italian, and Texan bees in Langstroth Style bee hives, Hive Sets with Bees or a Nuc of Bees ready to install in your hive. We do not offer packages of bees due to limited success rates for beginners with packages.
Our standard Apiary Starter Kit comes with Bees, Hive and Basic Tools. (protective gear separate)
Please visit the Beekeeping Supplies section to order the protective gear and supplies of your choice.
Also available, the "Beekeeping Basics" group classes - discounted with purchase of bees.

The Somerset area pickup location will normally be at our main branch which is about a half hour southwest of downtown San Antonio. We typically offer a Beekeeping Basics group class the day of pickup at our main location.

Apiary Starter Kit - bees installed in a traditional Hive including the basic Tools

This is our most popular starter setup. Each kit comes with the following items needed to start your apiary.

  • Standard: A Nuc of Italian Bees with Mated Queen, Complete Assembled Bee Hive, Feeder, Hive Tool, Smoker, and a Bee Brush
  • Optional:
    • Beekeeping Basics Group Class
    • Personal Protective Gear is sold separately

Order Apiary Starter Kits here


 
Hive Sets - bees installed in a traditional Langstroth style Hive
     These are the industry standard bee hive sets with the bees already installed in a deep hive body with a deluxe top and screened bottom board which will be secured and ready for transport. These are offered in 3 different formats with a Nuc of Italian or Texan bees installed. The following formats all come with 5 frames of bees and 5 blank frames for the bees to grow into. Feeders are sold separately.

Select from 3 Complete Hive options, Single Deep, Deep w/ Med Super, or Double Deep

Nuc of Bees - 5 Framed installed in a Transport Box  
     A very popular starter option. The bees come contained securely in a sturdy wooden transport box with a screened bottom for ventilation. These will need to be installed into a deep hive body, typically best within a week or two. Select the available pickup date and the Italian or Texan bee options. Our 5 Frame Nucs come with a young mated and laying queen bee, brood (eggs and larvae in multiple stages) with nurse or "house bees", pollen, nectar, and honey with worker or "field bees" and a little space to grow.

Select from two options for a Nuc of Bees, 5 frames of Italian or Texan bees.

Queen Bees - Sold Out
     When starting out keeping bees, the most gentle bees are recommended. Italian bees are the most common, but not the only gentle bees around. Carniolan (when available) bees are very gentle as well. The Italian and Carniolan lines are very popular. These two and our Texan bees all consistently produce better than average honey yields and winter well in our area. Queens come in a cage with attendants on the outside. Our Queen Bees are not marked or clipped.

Queen Bees - Sold Out

These sample images are for display only and are not the actual bees for sale. Click for larger images.

Queen with Green Mark Deep Frame of Bees Brood w/Nurse Bees Frame of Capped Honey
Capped Brood Brood, Nectar & Pollen 5 Frame Nuc - After Installation Mixed Frame

Cancellation, Refund and Return Policy:
     Honey bees are livestock, therefore they are subject to conditions and other factors that effect their health such as; diseases, pesticides, temperatures, etc. and since we have no control over the conditions the bees are subjected to once they leave our property, we can not be responsible for incidents or accidents after they leave our possession. For these reasons, we recommended hive inspections before loading and leaving our property and signing off on the order received documents.
     Since we must make all necessary arrangements and commitments to secure everything needed to fill orders, from equipment to reserving bees to securing queens from preferred out of state breeders, etc., we have the following cancellation policy:

Cancellation of Orders: All cancellations for refunds must be requested in writing within seven (7) days from the time the order is placed. A 10% processing fee will be applied to all cancellation requests filled after the seventh day of the order and will be processed as time permits.

Returns for Supplies and Gear: If there is any issue with any equipment, supplies or gear, please let us know within seven (7) days of the receipt of the product and we will arrange for an exchange. All requests for a refund filled after this time are subject to a 10% restocking fee.

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