Bees For Sale 

We are the #1 shipper of Italian honey bee packages on the east coast and in the mid-west.  You can choose from #3 Italian honey bee package or 5 frame nucs.  Our nucs have new frames and newly drawn out combed foundation.  We ship bees on a weekly schedule from mid-March 2019 to early May 2019.  We know and understand the logistics of shipping honey bees.  For those close by, we also offer “in-store” pick-up of your orders.

Our apiaries are located throughout Georgia.  

Our bee hives are managed by natural organic methods and we are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

 

 SATURDAY BEE SALE

Guaranteed BEST price & BEST shipping rates on shipped bees!

Wholesale Prices available on 25+ Packages or Nucs

 

 

 

ITALIAN BEE PACKAGES



3 lbs. ITALIAN Bee Package

Our bee packages are grown here in Georgia. The bee package includes a screen box, sugar water container, approx. 3 lbs. of bees which include nurse bees, forager bees, guard bees, and drone bees. The queen bee will be in a queen cage. The queen bee is a mated queen.

Sale Price $110.00 – $135.00

 

Shipping Dates
Shipping will be added to your order at check-out. Ship Dates are subject to change due to unexpected weather conditions. Ship dates are when the bee packages are scheduled to leave our local Post Office.  Do you need help in selecting a ship date?  If so, please call us at 706-886-1322 and one of our customer service beekeepers will assist you.

March 15, 2019 – SOLD OUT

March 25, 2019

April 1, 2019

April 8, 2019

April 15, 2019

April 22, 2019 

April 29, 2019 – SOLD OUT

May 6, 2019

May 13, 2019

Store Pick-up Only Dates
Our pick-up dates are subject to change due to unexpected weather conditions.  We typically will have the packages here at our store around 10:00 am.  Do you need help in selecting a pick-up date?  If so, please feel free to give us a call at 706-886-1322 and one of our customer service beekeepers will assist you.

March 15-16, 2019 – SOLD OUT

March 22-23, 2019

March 29-30, 2019

April 5-6, 2019

April 12-13, 2019

April 19-20, 2019 – SOLD OUT

April 26-27, 2019

May 4, 2019 after 8pm

May 11, 2019 after 8pm 

 

 

ITALIAN BEE NUCS – Local Pick-up Only

 

Overwintered Nuc
March 8-9, 2019

An overwintered nuc is the highest quality nuc.  We begin raising the nuc in September and is ready for pick-up on the first week of March.  You can expect 3 or more frames of brood and 1 or more frames of honey and pollen.  The queens have been monitored for hygienic qualities, laying pattern, and productivity.  Do you need help in selecting which type of nuc to select?  If so, please feel free to call us at 706-886-1322 and our customer service beekeepers will assist you.

Local Pick-up Only. Scheduled for March 8-9, 2019, weather permitting.

Sale Price: $190.00 - Almost sold out

Seasonal Nuc
Week of April 14, 2019

Our seasonal nucs are started in late February and will be scheduled for pick-up on the week of April 14th.  You can expect 3 or more frames of brood and 1 or more frames of honey and pollen.  Queens have been monitored for hygienic qualities, laying pattern, and productivity. Do you need help in selecting which type of nuc to select? If so, please feel free to call us at 706-886-1322 and our customer service beekeepers will assist you.

  Local Pick-up Only.  Scheduled for April 14, 2019, weather permitting.

Sale Price $160.00

To place bee orders, please see our “Shop” page

We ship to 31 states: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, IA, IL, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MD, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WV.

FIRST YEAR STARTER HIVE KITS

These starter hives will get the average beekeeper through your first year of beekeeping. We offer a 10 Frame and 8 Frame kits.


8 Frame – First Year Hive Kit

This Beginners kit is all, most beginning hives, will need in their first year.  The kit includes: Solid bottom board, entrance reducer, deep super, (2) medium supers, inner cover, outer cover, (8) deep frames, (8) deep plastic wax coated foundation, (16) medium frames, (16) medium plastic wax coated foundation.

This kit comes unassembled but we do offer it assembled for a small fee. 

Sale Price: $197.00

To order visit our Hive Ware page.

We will ship this within (1) business day.

Jacket & Tool Combo 

 

The Jacket & Tool combo is an excellent way to save money!  You will receive a beekeeping jacket sizes S – 3XL, Beekeeping Basic Guide Book, 4×8 Smoker, Boardman Feeder, Hive tool, Goat Skin Gloves sizes S – XL.  Everything you will need to start keeping bees in your backyard!

Sale Price: $169.00

Save $25.00 with this combo

We will ship this within (1) business day.

10 Frame – First Year Hive Kit

This Beginners kit is all, most beginning hives, will need in their first year.  The kit includes: Solid bottom board, entrance reducer, deep super, (2) medium supers, inner cover, outer cover, (8) deep frames, (10) deep plastic wax coated foundation, (20) medium frames, (20) medium plastic wax coated foundation.

This kit comes unassembled but we do offer it assembled for a small fee. 

Sale Price: $215.00

To order visit our Hive Ware page.

We will ship this within (1) business day.

 

Are you a new beekeeper or an experienced beekeeper that needs some beekeeping advice? 

We are here to help you!  Please call our customer service hotline at 706-886-1322 and our knowledgeable beekeepers will assist you.

 

 

We accept the following credit cards 

First, our Nucs are grown here in one of our five apiaries.  They are more accustom to cooler temperatures.  Second, because we grow our own nucs you will have a “laying” queen that has been laying for approximately four to six weeks. 

The Nuc will have three different types of brood.
Bee Stage one – eggs present
Bee Stage two – larva
Bee Stage three – capped brood

You will also have five new frames and new foundation with your nuc purchase.  We do not sell old frames and foundation that has years of contaminants in our nucs.  You will have a great organic start with our nucs!

First, your nuc has been monitored over a period of four weeks.  Specifically, the queen has been quality controlled, we track your nuc from day one and understand how the queen bee performs, honey flow, and colony temperament. 

When you pick-up your nuc, it will be in a special wax corrugated box.  The box is specially designed so the frames do not move as you are taking your nuc home.  This is very important because frames that move can and will pinch the queen and thus making the queen a non-performer in brood production. 

Our ship dates and pick-up dates are estimated dates which are subject to weather conditions.  We are subject to the weather like all farmers.  There are times that we will have your order ready a week earlier or a week later.  We ask for your patience should weather condition require us to delay your shipment.  We do strive to deliver a top quality product to our customers.

The first year should be seen as a “hive building year” and allow the bee colony to grow.  In most circumstances, the new bee hive will produce one super of honey but this honey should be left on the hive during the winter months.  Any excess supers can be harvested.

We will take “Stand-by” orders on packages or nucs on each date scheduled.  We offer this service to help our customers who are late in placing their order for a given ship date or pickup date.  There are times that the hives out produce our shipments or a scheduled customer order, decides to delay a shipment.  This allows us to fill additional orders but is not a guarantee that your order will be filled.  This is subject to the bees!

We will collect all the standard order information.  We will not charge your credit card until we know the bees are available for shipment.  Normally, this is the day the bees are packaged.  If we fill your Stand-by order your credit card will be debited and a USPS tracking number will be sent via e-mail to you.   

When a customer selects a specific Stand-by date and the order is not filled, the customer Stand-by order will be cancelled.   

To place a Stand-by Order, simply call us to see if there are any available Stand-by Orders available for a specific date.

We strive to have a thriving package of bees delivered to you.  We use USPS in shipping our bees.  We have found that the quality of bees is sacrificed when bees are shipped outside of our selected ship area.

We only ship to 31 states which include: AL, AR, CT, DC,  DE, FL, GA, IN, IA, IL, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MD, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WV.

For the best results, it is good to pick-up your package the day they have been boxed.  This is normally after 6 pm.  The longer the bees stay in the screen box, the more stress they have and thus more dead bees.  You should install the package of bees within 12 hours of picking up the package to reduce the stress of the bees.

The nuc box is very functional and it is recommended that you move the frames from the shipping box within 3 days. 

Please note that you will want to place the nuc next to the hive where they will be placed.  The nuc entrance should be opened after the nuc has set for one hour.  This will allow the bees to be more settled from being moved to your property.

We ship 3 lbs. bee package to 31 states.  We ship Italian 3lbs. packages.  All shipments are FOB. 

All shipments will be insured through the USPS via Surface Mail.  The buyer is responsible for any insurance claims.  We recommend that you inspect your bee package prior to signing the receipt ticket.  If there is a claim, you should file the claim immediately with the USPS.

We do not ship nuc boxes.

We are more than happy to work with large orders for associations where one person comes and picks up the order.  We strive to have 100% customer satisfaction!

Temperature and handling can and will cause stress to your bees.

Yes, most certainly!  Please let us know and we can have your order ready for inspection the evening before pick-up.  This will allow you to see the queen productivity and the strength of the colony.  The bees will be flying in and out of the colony!   We normally close up the entrance in the night hours to ensure all bees have made it back into the hive.

Please note that if you inspect a nuc on the day of pick-up, you will lose bees as they fly out during the inspection process.

We work very hard in scheduling our bee orders and purchasing the necessary materials to produce the high quality bees for your order.     

We do not take deposits due to the time it takes to call back customers, valid credit cards, and phone numbers no longer in service.  We will offer refunds prior to February 1, 2019.  After February 1, 2019, any cancelled orders will forfeit their payment on cancelled orders. 

Our bees arrived in good shape today!  Thanks!  Sarah S.

Bees arrived safely today and will be in their new homes this afternoon.  Thank you for your excellent service!  T Mayfield

Thank you.  I picked up the packages from the Post Office sorting facility and the bees have been installed.  I’m excited to get a new hive started.  Thank you for great service.  Katherine M

Two packages of bees arrived in excellent condition.  Very few deaths.  Thanks for everything!  Sarah B.

Bees arrived this morning.  Looked good and still had feed left.  Thank you for the great transaction.  I will call if & when I need more.  W.B. Miller

I’m very pleased with my honey bee’s.  Thanks ever so much!   Preston S.

I wanted to let you both know that the two nucs we got two weeks ago are doing great and building up nicely.  I was very impressed with how well you packaged them.  It was a pleasure to meet you.  M. Ramey

I would like to say thank you for the honeybees.  I got them in the mail the other day and installed them right away.  It was awesome for the first time installing bees with my grandma.  I did it in shorts and a tee shirt and did not get stung once.  I just wanted to say thank you and I already have orders next year and I know the first place I’m going to call for them is Mountain Sweet Honey Company!     J. Chester

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