Complete Hive Special (Medium Box) ($250): Bill's Bees used commercial grade hive top, bottom board, and medium (6-5/8”) hive body containing: 6 frame Nucleus colony (4 frames brood in all stages, 2 frames with honey and pollen) and 4 additional undrawn plastic frames to fill out the box. These are gentle bees and the hives contain marked 2017 Italian queens with known gentle genetics. These hives will need an additional box to expand into within a few weeks of taking them home. They will be available for pickup at our apiary location about mid-March.
The early spring hives will have 2017 queens. The May hives will have 2018 queens.
(Tip: It’s best to get your bees earlier in the spring (mid-March) than later (April and May) so your bees get the best start. This way you’ll get the early nectar flows. Citrus and avocado around the city bloom in April. If you wait until April and May you’ll miss the early nectar flow that makes honey you can harvest.)
RESTOCKING CHARGE: There is a $25 restocking fee for packages, nucs, and complete hives not picked up or canceled orders.
WE DO NOT SHIP OUR BEES. BEES CAN NOT BE PICKED UP AT FARMERS MARKETS. RE PICK UP: When you're in the Shopping Cart, please include your email and telephone number in the 'BOX' so we can contact you regarding when and where to pick up your bees. You may contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-312-1691.
AGAIN: WE DO NOT SHIP OUR BEES AND YOU CAN NOT PICK YOUR BEES UP AT FARMERS MARKETS.
Thank you for purchasing your bees from Bill's Bees.