|The process for ordering
honey bees from us is described below.
Please read this entire section before
placing an order. By placing an order for bees, you are acknowledging and
agreeing to this process.
* This is an evolving process that we have
found works best for everyone - mainly the bees.
1. Select the format,
the genetics and pickup date /
location that will best suit your
needs and schedule. We offer multiple format options from starter sets to nucs to full hives as
well as different genetics (when available). Please visit
Honey Bees For Sale
and Types of Bees pages for details.
2. Using the item's "Add to Cart" button to select the
format(s), type(s) and pickup dates/location of your choice.
Please include the email address you wish for us to
use to contact you to schedule your appointment for picking up your order.
You will have the option to increase the number of each item on the shopping
cart page. You will also have the option to "continue shopping" after adding
an item to your cart.
3. Pay for your order using your choice of either a.)
PayPal account balance, or b.) any major credit card (if you do not have or
do not wish to use a PayPal balance). Since all of our website payments go
through the highly secure PayPal system, you will receive an email receipt
for your order with the details of your order. Please check your receipt for
accuracy and to make sure your payment covered everything you intend to
purchase. For security reasons, we never see your personal information or
card number. We will contact you via the email address you provide if we
have any questions.
4. The Monday prior to your pickup date, Tammy, our bee
pickup coordinator will send an email to the
address you physically type in when you place the order. Please make sure to
provide the email address you want us to use. The email Tammy will send will
be from the address tammy at thebeeplace.com (using the actual email address
@ format). The message is
to provide the basic pickup information and to schedule an appointment time.
If you do not receive your appointment email by the prior Monday, please
check you spam or junk mail folder. If you still do not have a message from
Tammy, please email her on Tuesday at the address above to schedule your
appointment time slot.
5. Please wait for Tammy to contact you to schedule an
appointment time slot on the pickup date. We schedule hourly appointment
"time slots" in order to minimize the wait time when you arrive to pickup
your order. Responding to this email request within 48 hours will allow us
ample time to complete and prepare your order and have it ready when you
arrive. If we do not get a reply within 48 hours, we may need to reschedule
your order pickup for a later date. This is due to multiple factors during
the spring peak season, such as resource availability and weather
Please note: If you are not a seasoned beekeeper and have
multiple questions about taking care of your bees, please order and plan to attend the Beekeeping Class
the morning of your scheduled pickup date. While we love to talk about bees
and we realize new beekeepers have a lot of questions, we also realize the
question and answer sessions can get lengthy and cause delays in loading
orders for other customers. Therefore, we offering a discount to our already
low priced Beekeeping Basics group class where all of your questions can be
answered as well as getting some hands on experience over an active hive. We
also invite you to visit the Honey Bee Educational Information &
Resources page for basic information and links to videos and downloads
you will find helpful when starting down the path of keeping bees.
Also note: We also offer
Beekeeping Supplies, that we can have ready when you pick up your bees -
as long as you order the supplies when you order your bees. Keep in mind
that spring in beekeeping circles is like Christmas at the mall. Ordering
several months in advance is advisable. Many items are sold out and/or
backordered during peak seasons. Waiting to order will result in waiting to
pickup your order.