- Our starter colonies are compatible with Western Shallow boxes with 6 1/4” frames
- Our starter colonies consist of 8 frames of bees, brood, and food stores and build up fast
- Our colonies can be ordered to be delivered in newly purchased equipment eliminating need to transfer the bees.
- Our queens are naturally reared by their sisters in hive without the use of grafting .
- Our queens are mated in the isolated Illinois River Valley of SW Oregon
Crocuses are blooming and Spring weather is on their heels. It is not too early to plan for bees in your yard or garden this spring. Indeed winter is the time to get all your plans laid out for a successful honeybee spring because once the warm weather arrives a honeybee colony expands quickly keeping you on your toes. Beekeepers make honeybees available for sale only in the months of spring when it is conducive to getting a new colony off to a good start. The craft is not difficult, and only requires a few hours a month of your time during the warm part of the year, but planning is the key to success. Don’t rush when exploring your property for the most suitable location for hives. Bees love a bit of morning sun on the hive entrance and a bit of privacy. To get started your equipment needs are minimal, aside from honeybees in a hive, all you really need is a hive tool, some protective gear (a little as a veil, an old mechanics suit, and some garden gloves), and probably a smoker. We offer starter colonies of honeybees for sale for pickup in Cave Junction, Oregon in May. They are made available in the order they are reserved. You can pre-order on our site now. Our colonies have SW Oregon mated queens from our own hardy operation of survivor stock (see our website for more information on our bees and their origins).