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Nucs, Packages, and Queens

We are sold out for NUCS and PACKAGES for Spring 2021 and our waitlist is full.

Order window for 2022 will begin in January 2022.

We are still taking orders for QUEENS for 2021. 


Please Email apricotapiaries@gmail.com  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



We are booked for nucs and packages, and are no longer taking names on a waitlist because it is too long.  We always make as many nucs as we can, but we don't want to overbook ourselves.  This is farming, we are at the mercy of the weather, and we hope for fair skies and successful mating flights for all the queens we raise.  10/10 is fantastic, but 100/100 is asking a little more.  If we have extra bees when we get to the bottom of our pre order list and our waitlist, we will get the word out and update here.


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!