We are excited to be offering package bees for pickup in mid April! These are an Italian/Carniolan cross that we use in our own apiaries with strong success. Our packages are picked up from the breeder in Georgia and delivered here for pickup less than 24 hours after the bees are put in the cage. This reduces much of the stress on bees that comes from days of shipping in the mail, and means that they will build up more energetically in your hives! All of our packages include marked queens. Please note that we do not ship package bees, they are for pickup only from our facility in El Paso, IL.
We will contact you in early April with further pickup details. Feel free to reach out with any questions!