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Nucs, Packages, and Queens

We are booked for NUCS and PACKAGES for Spring 2021 and but you can add your name to our waitlist in case we have extras at the end of May after we fill all our preorders.

Order window for 2022 will begin in January 2022.

We are still taking orders for QUEENS for 2021. 


Please Email  or Call 541-934-9101 with questions 


If you are interested in ordering queens

Please let us know

  • your name,
  • phone number,
  • email,
  • how many queens you are interested in
  • when you would like to schedule queens for (we like June orders - May is pretty booked)
  • where you are located / preference for shiping or pick up

We do ship queens but we do not ship nucs or packages.

Pick up is available in Kimberly, Oregon.


Pick up Info for Preordered Nucs

We will start contacting people to schedule pick up dates at the beginning of May.

Earlier orders get priority of date selection.  Nucs and packages are available in mid to late May

Pick up is available in Kimberly, Oregon.

We are are also planning 2021 Central Oregon pick up days in Redmond on May 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 7-10am.


Queens $35 

Queens $35 (1-9), $30 (10-24), $28 (25 or more) 

Queens are available May-September.  Our queens are open mated in Kimberly and other John Day River location.  We do not ship if the forecasted temperature is above 95 F.


Nucs  (SOLD OUT for 2021)

Our nucs are four deep frames of bees, brood, food, and a laying queen (raised by us) in a plastic nuc box.  The box fits five frames  We build our nucs as four drawn frames and one frame of foundation.  Often there are bees covering the frame of foundation, sometimes they start to draw it out, (it depends on the weather.) 

Packages (SOLD OUT for 2021)

3+ lbs of bees and a caged mated queen (raised by us).  Available mid-late May.

How to Install a Package

 3lb package of bees



The bees are looking good (as of May 9th), so we have opened up our waitlist again if you wish to fill out our online form to get your name on the list.  Waitlist bees would likely be ready at the end of May.


PAYMENT OPTIONS - We accept payment of Cash, Check, or Credit Card at pick up.  We can also email you a custom invoice with a link to payment options.

Visit our beekeeping blog for instructions on installing packages.  More topics coming soon including how to install a nuc and equipment to get you started!