Greetings, Beekeepers! Welcome to Bee Season 2023!
We are very glad to have you here!
Please read and understand our Bee Policies here. Your order will not process unless you acknowledge by initialing and signing above that you HAVE READ & UNDERSTOOD our Bee Order Policies.
About our beautiful bees for sale:
Gold Star Honeybees are raised treatment-free.
They are 3-pound packages with naturally mated, unmarked queens. The queen ships in a small cage of her own, tucked inside the package, along with several attendant bees.
They are raised on small-cell foundation, making them ideal for all hive types where the bees will make their own wax. They are just fine for all other hive types too.
They are "mutt bees" - a very hardy mix of Russian, Italian, and Carniolan genetics.
They are "four season bees" - acclimated to a climate with four seasons and winter hardy!
Wondering what ship dates work for your locale?
Visit the Old Farmer's Almanac here - to choose a date that's close to or just after the average last frost in your area.
Wondering how to get the bees into your hive?
Download your FREE Top Bar Hive Start-Up Handbook here - for step by step instructions for hiving bees in your new top bar hive! Oh, you're more of a YouTube fan? Here's a video!
Are you new to top bar hive beekeeping? Visit Amazon (or your favorite local bookstore) for two great how-to books:
- The Thinking Beekeeper - A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives
- Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping - Next Steps for the Thinking Beekeeper
Or... do you appreciate remote learning? Wish you could attend a Top Bar Hive Beekeeping Class? Become a Patron and dig in to our Weekend Intensive Top Bar Beekeeping Class on Patreon. It's "Soup to Nuts!" on keeping bees in top bar hives.