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.
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!
They are raised in northern Georgia and the great state of Tennessee.
The ship dates are shown as "Week of ..." Typically the bees will get into the mailstream on either Tuesday or Wednesday of the ship week. The bees are shipped directly to your local post office from the beeyard via USPS Priority Mail insured. You will receive a tracking number when they start on their journey to you. They will be shipped "Hold for Pickup" - so you will receive a phone call from your post office asking you to "Come and get your bees!"
Wondering what ship dates work for your locale? Visit the Farmer's Almanac here.
Choose a date later than the last frost in your area!
Please review our 2017 Bee Policies - found here. (The page will open in a new window.)
You MUST then CHECK THE BOX above stating that you have read these policies in order to compete your order.
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.