Our live queens and honeybees are produce by reputable, well respected breeders. There are two ways to buy honeybees from Betterbee:
A Package is three pounds of bees with feed and a young queen.
A "Nuc" or Nucleus Colony is a miniature hive consisting of 5 deep frames of honey, pollen and brood, plus the bees.
Please note: Packages and Nucs are only available for pickup at our location in Upstate NY.
We also offer mated queens, available mid-April through August for shipment or to pick up. Factors important for successful queen introduction: