Honey Bees - Packaged Bees, 5- Frame Nucs and Queens

5- Frame Nucs - SOLD OUT FOR 2019

Russian and Carniolan Nucs - $175
Italian Nucs - $180

Russian and Carniolan 5-Frame Nucs - $175. Italian 5-Frame Nucs - $180.  Our Russian and Carniolan 5-frame nucs usually arrive between mid-April and early May.  These will be Missouri raised bees, so we won't know the delivery date until we see how spring progresses. The Italian nucs will be from Northern California and usually arrive in mid- April.

Each nuc is inspected by the producers prior to shipping and will be inspected again before you pick it up to ensure it meets our quality standards. We schedule nuc pickups in the early morning or late evening so the nucs can be closed up when the foragers are all back at the hive, and the nucs can travel to their new home in the coolest part of the day. 

All our bees will be from north of the 36th parallel, nothing from the southern states (southern bees are not well acclimated to our winters and have more risk of hive beetles and Africanization). 

To place an order please give us a call at (660)214-0132. If you have ordered from us before and your contact information has not changed, you may place your order by email.

Orders are not confirmed until full payment is received. Bees are the only item that requires pre-payment. You will not get a refund if you fail to pick up your bees.


ITALIANS ARE SOLD OUT FOR 2019.  WE STILL HAVE A FEW RUSSIANS AND CARNIOLANS AVAILABLE.

Nucs Installed in New Equipment = SOLD OUR FOR 2019

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Russians and Carniolans - $310


NUCs can also be purchased already installed in a  hive. This will include a new painted deluxe bottom board, a new deep painted hive body, 5 new assembled frames with foundation (the other 5 will be from the nuc), a new reversible notched inner cover, a new deluxe telescoping cover, a ratchet strap for transport, and the  bees. This is great option, if you may need a few extra days to pick up your bees.

Packaged Bees - SOLD OUT FOR 2019

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3-Pound Packages with Mated Queen - $145  - SOLD OUT FOR 2019


We have 3 lb. packages of Italian and Carniolan honey bees currently scheduled to arrive in the first half of April. We will also have a small number of Russian packages, available by special order only, arriving with our last load of nucs.  (Call for details on the Russians.)

All our bees will be from north of the 36th parallel, nothing from the southern states (southern bees are not well acclimated to our winters and have more risk of hive beetles and Africanization).  

To place an order please give us a call at (660)214-0132. If you have ordered from us before and your contact information has not changed, you may place your order by email.   

Orders are not confirmed until full payment is received. Bees are the only item that requires pre-payment. You will not get a refund if you fail to pick up your bees.

Northern Missouri Raised Queens - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

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We produce a limited number of queens.  We select our queens for hardiness, production, and low mite count. We were unable to produce queens in 2018 due to the extreme drought in our area.  We plan to raise more in 2019 and hope to have some available starting in late May.  We also stay in contact with other local queen suppliers. When we do not have queens available, we can usually direct you to someone in the area who does.  If you would like to place an order for a queen, please call (660) 214-0132.