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Package Bees

Package Bees : Includes 3 lbs of Italian honey bees in a travel cage and a single VSH Italian mated, and marked (with the year color) queen bee in a smaller screened queen cage. The known gentle genetics of Italian Honey Bees make them ideal for Backyard Beekeeping in Los Angeles. Packages can be installed in any style hive, we recommend standard Langstroth hives. The VSH-Italian queen bee is raised and naturally mated in isolated  Northern, CA where there are no Africanized genetics, ensuring gentle behaving and easy handling offspring.

Package bees are only available once per year in the spring.

Pre-orders for package bees begin November 1st the previous year and continue until 24hours before the scheduled pickup. Estimated pickup date for package bees is typically early to mid April. 

PRE-ORDER for 2024 Pickup is now CLOSED

PRE-ORDER for 2025 Pickup OPENS November 1st

Distribution for Package Bees is usually the second or third weekend of April (weather dependent)

7:30AM- 11:30AM

Pre-Order Pickup locations: 

  18710 Little Tujunga Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA  

  1677 East Del Amo Blvd, Carson, CA 90746 

Package Bees cannot be scheduled for pickup outside of the scheduled  distribution weekend due to their time sensitive nature.

RESTOCKING CHARGE: On 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. Please call or text us with your name and order number if you need to cancel.

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 any refund.

*WE DO NOT SHIP OUR BEES*

*BEES CAN NOT BE PICKED UP AT FARMERS MARKETS*


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