Complete Hive (Deep Box)

Complete Hive (Deep Box)  A complete hive is an established nucleus colony in a travel container and includes a VSH-Italian mated and marked queen, 1 painted deep box hive body box, a bottom board 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 Los Angeles. 

Complete Hives are only available for sale from May-August of each year.

Pre-orders for complete hives are open November 1st - April 30th. Estimated pick-up date for complete hives is typically early to mid May. 

PRE-ORDER for 2024 is now closed

Pre-Order Pickup locations: 

18710 Little Tujunga Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA   

1677 East Del Amo Blvd, Carson, CA 90746


Late season colony orders are NOW OPEN

Orders placed after the pre-order period MUST call (818) 312-1691 to schedule a time for pick up for the first week of the following month.


RESTOCKING CHARGE: On all orders that are cancelled there is a $50 restocking fee per item for package bees, nucleus colonies, and complete hives. There is a $30 restocking fee per item for Queen bees. To cancel an order call or text us with your first and last name and order number to 818-312-1691

REFUND POLICY: ALL orders that have not been picked up, cancelled, or otherwise communicated intent within 24hrs of the pick up date will be considered a "no show" meaning the order is automatically cancelled and is no longer eligible for delayed pickup or for any refund, full payment is forfeited.

Contact INFO: You must provide full and accurate contact information during the order process so we can communicate with you regarding your order. As soon as an arrival date is known, we will send out an email with important pickup details. Every attempt will be made to contact you about bee distribution pickup; however, it is incumbent upon you to pickup your bees at the appointed date and time stated by Bill's Bees Inc.