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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.

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 have our bees at multiple locations. We do not have a store front for "walk in shopping", 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, Carniolan & 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 or deliery.
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.
Bee Pick Up Day FAQs

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 Kits
Taking orders for April 2022
- 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 (by default) Bees with Mated Queen, Complete Assembled Bee Hive, Internal Feeder, Hive Tool and Smoker
  • Optional:
    • Beekeeping Basics Group Class
    • Personal Protective Gear is sold separately

Order Apiary Starter Kits here

Starter Colony Hive Sets
Taking orders for April 2022
- bees installed in a traditional Langstroth style Bee Hive with Deep Frames - feeders optional

     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, Carniolan  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 format options, Single Deep, Deep w/ Med Super, or Double Deep

Nuc of Bees - Nucleus Colony
Taking orders for April 2022 - Frames of bees installed in a ProNuc Transport Tote 
     A very popular starter option. The bees come contained in a sturdy transport box with a sealed lid and ventilation safe for travel inside a vehicle. These will need to be installed into a deep hive body, typically best within a day or two. Select the available pickup date and the Italian, Carniolan or Texan bee options. All of our Nucs come with a young mated and proven laying queen bee, brood (eggs and larvae in multiple stages) with nurse / house bees, pollen, nectar, and honey with worker / field bees and a little space to grow.

Select from the Nuc of Bees, 5 frames of Italian, Carniolan
or Texan bees.

Queen Bees
2022 Queen Bees will available in April - No Shipping Local Pick Up Only
     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 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. Queen Bees are not marked or clipped.

Queens - More Information & Place Order Here

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

Photos of Our Bees

The Spring is the most common time of the year for starting new colonies and making spits that produce additional hives of honeybee. We're seeing a late Spring bloom this year in many areas.


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We double check all hives and nucs prior to marking them ready for pick up and rarely have issues, but we are human and prone to mistakes and bees are live animals and prone to change from one day to the next. Therefore we have the following policy and will replace or exchange a colony if we are notified of an issue right away. Waiting more than a week to report an issue is not considered right away.
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, under normal conditions, we recommended hive inspections before loading and leaving our property and signing off on the order received documents.
    However, with COVID-19 safety concerns, we will honor and respect and waive the pick up day inspections and ask that you please report any issues within 48 hours of receiving your bees. For anyone that has a long way to travel, we would prefer to go through the hives before you leave so in the event of an issue, we can correct it prior to leaving with your order.
     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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