Package Bees :3 lbs Italian honey bees in a screened cage includes a VSH Italian mated, marked 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. The VSH-Italian queen bee is produced and mated in Northern, CA where there are no Africanized genetics ensuring gentle behaving offspring.
Package bees are only available for sale once per year.
Pre-orders for package bees are November 1st until the day before pick up. Estimated pick-up date for package bees is typically early to mid April.
PRE-ORDER 2024 Pickup time tbd
( either the second or third Saturday in April weather dependent)
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.