Once again we will be heading down to pick up bee packages in our enclosed, climate controlled trailer that we affectionately call the 'bee wagon'. Being able to control the temperature as we leave the heat of the south and head into to the colder northern weather makes a significant difference in the quality and condition of our packages. The bees are packaged, loaded and arrive back in New York in less than 24 hours minimizing stress on the bees.
The first delivery is set for late March. Being that it can be on the cool side this time of year, this is a date that is better suited for experienced beekeepers who have drawn comb to install the bees on. If you are new to beekeeping and have only foundation, the April delivery date is probably better suited for you.
We have been fortunate to have never missed a delivery date but please keep in mind that beekeeping is an agricultural endeavor and highly dependent on conditions beyond our control. Our delivery dates are approximate until about 3 weeks prior but we do expect to continue our tradition of delivering bees on time.
These bees are for pickup only in Kingston, NY and cannot be shipped.


Our nucs are coming from a fourth generation beekeeper in Pennsylvania. Their queen heritage is derived from grafting Minnesota Hygienic Queens. They also breed from within their own stock as they pull survivor queens that excell in harsh winter environments. They also use breeder queens from Latshaw’s and queen cells from Dave Miska as well as others to promote genetic diversity. All of their queens are naturally mated.

Nucs will consist of a newly mated queen on brood of her own heritage. The five deep frames will consist of two brood frames, two honey frames, and one frame of foundation that can vary from brood to honey. This frame is used by the bees for expansion and is important to keep the colony balanced while growing in their nuc box.

Please consider ordering early as we have a limited supply and expect to sell out quickly.

Nucs are for pickup only in Kingston, NY and cannot be shipped