Package Pickup Details



Greetings, fellow beekeeper!! Below are details on your bee packages and how to plan for pickup! Those details are below.

First, thank you for your purchase. I am confident you will be pleased. I have had tremendous success with these bees and I truly hope you do as well. 


Pickup of Your Package Bees

Your bees will be available for pickup on Wednesday, May 9th between 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at our location in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. (Special arrangements can be made if you are unable to pickup during this time, but we ask that you contact us as soon as possible so we can be sure to schedule you.) 

Date: Wednesday, May 9th 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 656 NW 51st Street, Seattle, 98107



Please give us an idea when you will be coming to pick up your bee package either by email or phone/text.

To ensure we have everything prepared, please include the following:
  1. Your Name
  2. What type of bee you ordered (Italian, Carniolan)
  3. How many packages you purchased
  4. Your estimated arrival time

Special Pickup:

If you cannot make it to us on May 9th, please let us know and we will make arrangements to install your bees into a temporary cardboard nucleus hive. There will be a $20 fully refundable deposit requested that will be credited on return of the nucleus hive, or you can simply keep the box for your use.  


Installing Your Bees:

If you have not installed bees before, we have linked to a YouTube video of the procedure called a "shake method" that we have found to work well. The process described has similar packages to what yours will be but do not get distracted if it looks slightly different. The procedure is essentially the same. Please note this is NOT our video and we do not own content. 



Questions, Issues, Problems...

We will be doing everything possible to deliver you your bees in excellent condition. Each package will be inspected for a living queen before delivery. 

If you have an issue during your install or if you have concerns, we ask that you contact us immediately so we can discuss resolution. Our number one goal is for you to enjoy your bees and will do what we can to ensure this. 

Please note that we will not be treating for varroa mites prior to delivery.