Bees for Sale
Our bee sales are available seasonally.
Pre-orders for bees purchase begin each year November 1st. See links below for more purchasing and pick-up details.
Complete Hive (Deep Box) A complete hive is an established nucleus colony and includes a VSH-Italian marked 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. These are Italian honey bees with known gentle genetics and are ideal for Backyard Beekeeping in LA. Estimated pick-up date early to mid-May.
Pick-up Location for Complete Hive: Carson, Santa Clarita
Nucleus Colony: 5 frame Nucs on deep frames includes a VSH-Italian marked queen with known gentle genetics. These are Italian honey bees with known gentle genetics and are ideal for Backyard Beekeeping in Los Angeles. 5 frame Nucs on deep frames. Estimated pick-up date early to mid-May.
Pick-up Location for Nuc: Carson, Santa Clarita
2021 VSH Italian Queens: (VSH-Varroa Sensitive Hygiene), marked, mated, with known gentle genetics. Call to schedule pickup.
Hive Stand: Heavy Duty steel hive stand with 4 legs that can be placed in cans filled with motor oil, to isolate the hive, if ants are a problem. This stand is also tall enough that skunks can not reach the hive if they are a problem. Can support at least 200 lbs. It is best to locate your hive in the direct sun on a dry, solid surface. Available for PICK UP ONLY!
Pickup dates April - September depending on order.
Can be picked up one of these locations:
18710 Little Tujunga Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA
RESTOCKING CHARGE: There is a $50 restocking fee for packages, nucs, complete hives, and queens not picked up or cancelled orders. Please call or email Bill with your order number if you need to cancel. Orders that have not been picked up, cancelled nor otherwise communicated intent within 24hrs of pick up date will be considered a "no show" and automatically cancels the order which is no longer eligible for refund.
*WE DO NOT SHIP OUR BEES. BEES CAN NOT BE PICKED UP AT FARMERS MARKETS.
Thank you for purchasing your bees from Bill's Bees!