OK so you read our last blog post on the huge sale we’re having and you’ve decided that this is the year you’re going to keep bees. What’s the next step you think as you wait for your box to arrive? Order your bees!
For most of us the best resource for getting bees locally will be our local beekeeper organization. To find your local beekeeper association simply google your city or state (or the biggest city near you) and “beekeepers association”. There you’ll find locals near you who can tell you about ordering packages.
Carniolans are generally known for being fairly gentle, good at building up their numbers in spring, and produce good amounts of honey however they are known to be prone to swarming. Italians aren’t quite as gentle but are said to produce even more honey.
Wonder what a package of bees looks like? Check out this great video:
Need help finding bees or have questions about the different types of bees to order? Simply submit a comment to this post below and we’ll help you find bees near you.