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3-pound package bees - pickup May 20 2017

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2017 Pickup Bees
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3-pound package bees for pickup

Date:  Bee Pickup Day 2017 will be Saturday, May 20th.

Time:  Pickup hours will be from 9am to 4pm.

KOA Campground
30 Mallard Drive
Richmond, ME

Google Directions can be had here.

 About the bees:

Gold Star Honeybees are raised treatment-free. What does that mean?  It means no chemical treatments.

They are 3-pound packages with naturally mated, unmarked queens.

They are raised on small-cell foundation, making them ideal for all hive types where the bees will make their own wax.
These package honeybees are just fine for other hive types too.  We just prefer not to use foundation.  Here's more information on why we feel that way.

They are "mutt bees" - a very hardy mix of Russian, Italian, and Carniolan genetics.  This makes them:  easy-going, industrious, and winter-hardy with a touch of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene or VSH.  More detail about VSH can be found here.

They are "four season bees" - acclimated to a climate with four seasons and winter hardy!
They are raised in northern Georgia and the great state of Tennessee. 

Please read our 2017 Pickup Bee Policies here.

Wondering how to get the bees into your hive?  Get step by step instructions for hiving bees in your new top bar hive!  Download your FREE Top Bar Hive Start-Up Handbook here.


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