Will you be ordering honeybees for Spring delivery ? Thousands of beekeepers across the US need new packages of honeybees each year. The bees usually come from the Southern Regions (especially Georgia) because the milder winters make it more economical to build up colony size for an early Spring delivery. Beekeepers order packages of bees for several reasons: to replace colonies that die out over the winter, to increase the number of hives in their apiary and excited new beekeepers who are starting with bees for the first time.
Honeybees are not in unlimited supply so the early delivery dates sell out fast. It is not unusual for beekeepers to order bees in October that will be delivered in March and April. It is a simple matter of supply and demand. Getting the new packages of bees as early as your season allows will help insure that they are in the hive and ready to take advantage of the Spring season nectar flow.
Each year, Bee Well Honey sells hundreds of packages of honeybees and has done so for over ten years. We have many repeat customers who order honeybees from us each year. Your bees arrive in a screen and wooden cage that contains approximately 3# of bees (Italian mix), a can of syrup and a young mated queen bee (held in a special cage.)
Ordering honeybee packages is a great way to get started with bees. Bee Well is taking orders now for 2015. Place your order now to reserve your space and pay in early January.