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2018 Bees For Sale - Taking orders for the following pickup dates:

• San Antonio 5/27 • San Antonio 6/10 •
All earlier dates are sold out (except queens and equipment)

Depending on weather conditions, we will use one of two San Antonio pickup locations
Both are in Somerset (1/2 hour SW of downtown SA)

You will receive an email notice to schedule an appointment (Pickup Information Example) with all of the needed information the week prior to scheduled pickup dates, including the physical address and directions.

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

Local Pick-Up Only - San Antonio Texas Area

Scroll down for kit details and to select protective gear


Use the down arrow below for Group Class Option
 

Bee Type and Class Options
Pickup Date Options
Primary eMail Address
Primary Phone Number

Assembled & Painted Hive with a Nuc of Carniolan or Italian Bees Installed
 - The Starter Kit Includes the following:

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

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

  Starter Set w/tools
      $ 535 Total for 1 hive - with bees
     
$ 585
Total for 1 hive - with bees & group class

Scroll down to add Personal Protective Gear

All starter kits will have your choice of Carniolan or Italian bees, both are recommended for beginning beekeepers. Experienced beekeepers feel free to request our Texan Bees.

Visit the Types of Bees page for more information

Add additional Hives with Bees

$ 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

Add an additional Hive Box

Hive Part Options
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

  Protective Gear Options

Pro-Grade Goatskin Gloves
$25 a pair

Sizes - use the down arrow for options
We recommend the following Gloves:
Pro-Grade Goatskin Gloves

Stingless Goatskin Gloves built for the pros! Made in the USA. Nylon sleeve is sting resistant.
CL-144 Child’s Size Goatskin Gloves
CL-145 Small Goatskin Gloves
CL-146 Medium Goatskin Gloves
CL-147 Large Goatskin Gloves
CL-148 X Large Goatskin Gloves
CL-149 XX Large Goatskin Gloves

More options here: Additional Types of Gloves

Veil with Hat
$40 each
 

Veils - use the down arrow for options
If minimal protection is desired, we recommend the following setup:
 
Designed for use with Africanized Bees. Hat is sewn directly to veil and the screening makes this veil keep its original shape. Veils are made from a tough polyester material which will never rust. If accidentally bent, the material bounces back to its original shape without creasing. Cloth binding, adjustable headband. Zipper is compatible with our Economy and Vented Suits and Jackets.
MV-105 Veil w/Cloth Hat & elastic $39.95
MV-110 Veil w/Cloth Hat & zipper $39.95


More options here: Veils And Hats

If more protection is desired, we recommend the Vented series of full suits and jackets in the Texas climate

Vented Jacket With Veil
$100 each

Sizes - use the down arrow for options
Vented Jacket With Veil

... stay cool on hot days in the bee yards...

VS-400 Small Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-405 Medium Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-410 Large Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-415 X Large Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-420 XX Large Vented Jacket With Veil
VS-425 XXX Large Vented Jacket With Veil

Please view the size chart below

Vented Suit With Veil
$125 each

Sizes - use the down arrow for options
Vented Suit With Veil

A layer of rubberized netting is sandwiched between two layers of finely woven netting.

VS-300 Small Vented Suit With Veil
VS-305 Medium Vented Suit With Veil
VS-310 Large Vented Suit With Veil
VS-315 X Large Vented Suit With Veil
VS-320 XX Large Vented Suit With Veil
VS-325 XXX Large Vented Suit With Veil

 

Please view the size chart below

More info here: Vented Suits

 

Vented Suit & Vented Jacket Sizing

Size Small Medium Large X Large XX Large XXXL Large *

Approx.
Weight

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

Approx.
Chest

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

Approx.
Height

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

Approx.
Inseam

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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