Bee Order

Honeybee Package and Nuc Sales


Thank you for your support!

Look for updates here and in the newsletter as status changes.

Sales shall be first come / first served. That is true whether you are a member or not.  Members enjoy a $10 savings per colony.

You must provide a phone number where you can be reached on the delivery day (think a Saturday). If you don’t pick up your bees by 4 PM, then we will make one and only one attempt to contact you by phone to remind you to get your bees.

In the beekeeping industry, there is an assumed 4% “dead on arrival’ rate for package queens.  Our supplier will be providing queens to cover this issue.  In all cases, the dead queen must be returned in the unopened queen cage delivered with the package. Install your package ASAP!  If you find a dead queen on Saturday AND can get back to the pick up location before 6 PM we will replace your queen there.  You will have two days, until Monday, at 4 PM, to notify us of a dead queen found during package installation. We’ll arrange for you to trade your dead queen for a living caged queen.

You will be given a one page hard copy of transport and installation instructions at the time of package pickup.  You should read and follow these guidelines.  They are meant to help you keep your bees alive.

Expect Packages to arrive near the End of April.  Expect Nucs to arrive mid May.  Customers will be notified of exact dates when they are known.  You must arrange to have your bees picked up on the delivery day, no exceptions. No, we will not babysit your bees for a few extra days.

Delivery location:
Fresno Valves & Casting, Inc
4245 Industrial Parkway
Evans, CO  80620

Payment may be made by Check or Money Order only. We will NOT be accepting paypal in 2017.

All packages are 3 pounds of bees with a mated queen of the designated type (Italian or Carniolan) —  $135.00 / package;  members $125.00 / package
Nucs are also either Italian or Carniolan — $187.00 / nuc; members $177.00 / nuc.

Provide this information in your order:

Italian package(s)
Carniolan package(s)
Italian nuc(s)
Carniolan nuc(s)

Write your check to NCBA.  Send your check, an email address (for confirmation) [a physical address may also be helpful] and your phone number to:

NCBA c/o Don Studinski
POB 1995
Broomfield, CO  80038

About NCBA – Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association

The Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association (NCBA) is an organization of both hobbyist and commercial beekeepers.  We exist to provide a forum for education in beekeeping both to our members and to the general public, and for exchange of ideas and experiences.  We also enjoy some ability to provide savings in bees by purchasing as a group.  We are affiliated with the Colorado State Beekeepers Association.  We meet once a month with the above objectives in mind.  Each meeting strives to discuss one or two subjects of interest in beekeeping.  Whenever possible we will discuss beekeeping and hive maintenance activities appropriate for the next month.  We also like to provide time for members to discuss beekeeping among themselves.  Once a year, usually around January, we conduct a multi-session beginning beekeeping class.  On completion of the class, we offer you the opportunity to join the association, to order bees, and we offer you a mentor to help you get off to a good start.  If you have any interest in keeping bees, we encourage you to join us. We believe joining a beekeeping association such as ours is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to start beekeeping. By joining now you will receive our news letter as well as notification of upcoming classes and meetings.  Dues are modest and affiliates members with the Colorado State Beekeepers Association. See the pages about future and past meetings for examples of meeting content..


NCBA is a 501c3 organization, and donations are tax deductible.
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