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We are now taking orders for Spring 2022 Nucs and Bee Hives
Location: San Antonio, Texas area - near Somerset 78069
Available dates for picking up bees & supplies - same day classes are available
April 9th, 10th, and 16th
By placing an order you are acknowledging and agreeing to the terms on the Ordering Bees Agreement page

Notice: Beekeeping supplies are limited at this time due to COVID-19. Please know that anything ordered from our beekeeping supply pages are subject to back-order and ALL orders are local pick up only - no shipping.


Complete Apiary Starter Kit Options

These Starter Kits come complete with everything needed to get started keeping bees.
Select the number of hives (with bees preinstalled) then scroll down to select the protective equipment desired.
We offer Gloves, Full Suits, Jacket w/ Hood or a Hat & Veil for personal protection. 

Complete Apiary Starter Kits come with the following:

  • Standard: A Set of Bees with Mated Queen, Complete Assembled Bee Hive (see below for details), Feeder, Hive Tool, Smoker, and a Bee Brush
  • Optional:
    • Beekeeping Basics Group Class
    • Personal Protective Gear sold separately due to personal preference variations

Local Pick-Up Only - San Antonio Texas Area

Scroll down for kit details and to select protective gear

Use the down arrow below to select a pick up date

Taking orders for April 2022

Select Pick Up Date Here
Primary eMail Required
Please include Primary Phone

Assembled & Painted Hive with a Nuc of Italian Bees Installed
 - The Starter Kit Includes the following:
Protective Gear - Sold Separately

Honey Maker Deluxe Starter Set
  1 Starter Kit, Hive w/Honey Super & Bees

  • 1 - 5 Frame Nuc of Bees w/Queen
  • 1 - Telescoping Top Cover w/Inner Cover
  • 1 - Medium 6⅝" Honey Super w/Frames
  • 1 - Deep 9⅝" Hive Body w/Frames
  • 1 - Pro Feeder w/ Cap & Ladder
  • 1 - Varroa Screened Bottom Board w/Reducer
  • The Basic Tools
  • 1 - 4" x 7" Smoker w/Guard
  • 1 - 9" Hive Tool

  Starter Set w/tools
      $ 535 Total for 1 hive - with bees & tools
$ 485
for each additional hive - with feeder

Visit the Gloves & Veils, Suits & Jackets pages to add Personal Protective Gear

All starter kits will have a nuc of Italian or Carniolan bees installed. These are recommended for beginning beekeepers. Experienced beekeepers feel free to request our Texan bees via email.

Visit the Types of Bees page for more information

Contact Us for special orders or to make arrangements to lease bees.

Add additional Hives with Bees

Select Pick Up Date Here

$ 485 each additional hive. Same as listed above, without tools or class. Please use the Add to Cart button to the left to add more hives for the same pickup date as the kit.

Add an additional Hive Box

Select Pick Up Date Here

Select Pick Up Date Here
10 Frame Traditional Boxes w/Frames
Extra Medium and Deep Hive bodies, painted and ready to add to your hive when needed.

Mediums - $70
Deeps - $80

Click here for protective gear Gloves and Veils, Suits & Jackets

Vented Suit & Vented Jacket Sizing

Size Small Medium Large X Large XX Large XXXL Large *


130 lbs. 160 lbs. 220 lbs. 280 lbs. 300 + lbs. 300 + lbs.


38" - 40" 42" - 44" 46" - 48" 50" - 52" 54" - 56" 64"


5' 5" 5' 8" 6' + 6' + 6' + 6' +


29" 32" 33" 33" 33" 33"

* Additional measurements for the XXXL Size: Back - 45" from the neck to crotch. Sleeves - 45" from the center of the neck to wrist.

Shipping Options: All Beekeeping Supplies and Products - Local Pick Up Only (at this time) Except Special Orders

Shipping or delivery arrangements may be made with minimum orders and certain products.

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