At Bill's Bees you can purchase A Complete Beehive, Bees in Packages, or Nucs. We also sell VSH Italian Queens. All our bees are Italian honey bees with known gentle genetics. These bees are ideal for Backyard Beekeeping in Los Angeles as well as for Commercial Beekeepers who take their bees to pollination.
Pre-Order by December 31, 2016 and Save. The price of bees (TBD) will increase on January 1, 2017.
A Complete Hive for $315 ~ Nucleus colony (described in Bees in Nucs) that includes Italian Bees with a VSH-Italian 'unmarked' queen, a painted deep hive body, bottom board fastened to the box, and lid, plus 5 additional undrawn new frames to fill out the box. You may choose to substitute an internal frame style feeder (with cap and ladders) for 3 of the undrawn frames. Available mid-March for a Complete Hive with fall 2016 queens. Available mid-May with 2017 queens. (A Complete Hive in March can catch the early spring and summer nectar flows.) View Details
Bees in Packages - $150 ~ 3 lbs Italian honey bees in a screened cage with VSH Italian mated 'unmarked' queen in a separate screened queen cage (with attendants). The known gentle genetics of these Italian Honey Bees make them ideal for Backyard Beekeeping in Los Angeles. Packages can be installed in any style hive. Queen Marking cost $5. Available for pick up April 2017. View Details
Bees in Nucs - $215 ~ 5 Frames (Deep) or 6 Frames (Medium) ~ Italian Bees with VSH-Italian 'unmarked' Queen. Queen Marking cost $5. Nucs available in May 2017. Available mid-March for Nucs with fall 2016 queens. Available mid-May with 2017 queens. (Nucs in March can catch the early spring and summer nectar flows.) View Details
The VSH-Italian Queen Bee - $40 is produced and mated in Northern, CA where there are no Africanized genetics ensuring gentle behaving offspring. Yes, they can still sting. Queens Available beginning mid-April for the 2017 season. View Details
Note: WE DO NOT SHIP OUR BEES. We will notify you of pick up dates, times, and location.
Bill & Clyde