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2018 Bee and Woodware Sources

Bees
Here are the sources we are aware of for bee packages and nucs for the 2018 season. These are listed in alphabetical order. Information provided is to the best of our knowledge. It may be incorrect and should be verified by you prior to ordering. Please notify us of any errors or if there are vendors that we missed via westcoloradobeekeepers@gmail.com. Last year orders were filled up by mid February, so don't wait too long to order or you might regret waiting. Good Luck!

  • Apis Hives (Chad) delivery to Grand Junction, CO. Bee packages (3#/$130) and 5-frame nucs ($175/ea). Prices and options vary. Contact Chad Ragland at Apis Hives via http://www.apishive.com/
  • Jack Moore & Marc Kenney are selling 5-frame nucs and mated queens. The nucs are through a Smith Apiary associate in Ogden UT (elevation ~6,000 ft). Pricing varies from $150 to $200 for nucs and $34 to $50 for queens. For more information click here.
  • San Juan Bees (different than San Juan Honey) is selling standard nucs ($175), lite nucs ($135), single 10-frame deep($250), and double 10 frame deeps($600). To confirm pricing, to get more information, and/or to order please visit sanjuanbees.com.
  • San Juan Honey Company out of Cedaredge, CO is selling 5-frame nucs ($165) and single deeps ($225). For more info please contact Chris at irishtemperbees@yahoo.com or 970-856-6710. San-Juan-Honey-Company-Facebook Page
  • Murdocks in Clifton, CO. ($149.99 for 3#package; queens $52.99 each) Find more information and order online via: http://www.murdochs.com/go/how-to-buy-bees/
  • Tractor Supply is offering packages and queens. See their website for pricing and details.
  • BeeFuzz (Frank Trujillo) has treatment free nucs for sale @ $220/each. https://www.facebook.com/beefuzzbees/
  • Southern Colorado Beekeeper's Association - 3 lbs packages for $135/package. Limited quantity. First come first served. Contact socobees@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/southerncoloradobeekeepers/
Other Potential Sources yet to be confirmed:
  • Club Members Jack Moore & Marc Kenney may be selling local nucs from spring splits. These won't be available until the lay pattern of the queens can be verified (May or June). If interested contact via email jackjmoore@hotmail.com and coclimber@msn.com
  • Bees, Bees, Bees in Denver (various packages, nucs, etc.)

Woodware
If you are ordering bees make sure you have their home set up and ready to go well before you get them! So now is not only the time to order bees, but also all of your hive supplies, hives (woodware), and other beekeeping supplies. Again vendors are listed in no particular order. Please notify us (via email) of any errors or if we missed any vendors.

Local (Grand Junction)
Online woodware and beekeeping supply vendors: