|The process for ordering
honey bees from us is as follows.
Please read this entire section before
placing an order. By placing an order for bees, you are acknowledging and
agreeing to this process.
First off, PLEASE add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email contacts. Otherwise you may not notice a message from us for scheduling your pickup appointment, as some service providers filter bulk email automatically. Always check your spam/junk mail folder for missing notices.
page also contains important information and is good to
review and understand prior to transporting bees in the heat.
This is an evolving process that we have
found works best for everyone - mainly the bees.
Select the item format, the genetics and pickup date / location that will
best suit your needs and schedule.
Honey Bees For Sale
and Types of Bees pages for details.)
2. Once decided on an item, please include the email address you wish for us to
use to contact you to schedule your appointment for pickup. Then use the
item's "Add to Cart" button to place an item of your choice into the virtual
You will have the option to increase the number of each item on the shopping
cart page. You will also have the option to "continue shopping" after adding
an item to your cart.
3. Pay for your order using your choice of either
PayPal account balance, or b.) any major credit card (if you do not have or
do not wish to use a PayPal balance). Since all of our website payments go
through the highly secure PayPal system, you will receive an email receipt
for your order with the details of your order. Please check your receipt for
accuracy and to make sure your payment covered everything you intend to
purchase. For security reasons, we never see your personal information or
card number. We will contact you using the email address you provide if we
have any questions.
4. The Monday before your pickup date we get the current
local weather forecast for the weekend ahead and determine the best of our locations
to use for pickup. We will then send an email to schedule an appointment time.
Responding to this email request within 48 hours will allow us ample time to
complete appointments and prepare orders so everything is ready when you arrive. If we do
not get a reply within 48 hours, we may need to reschedule your order pickup
for a later date. If you do not receive your appointment email by the Monday
prior to your pickup date,
check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still do not have a message from
us, please email us on Tuesday to schedule your
appointment time. Since we have multiple locations and we do not want you to
end up at the wrong address, we DO NOT provide the address until you
confirm your appointment via email.
5. After we receive your reply, we will provide the
address and basic pickup information. Please wait for
us to respond with the address and additional information needed. The
address is not on our website and a google search may take you to the wrong
location - please be patient and follow the above steps to avoid
Please note: If you are not a seasoned beekeeper and have
multiple questions about taking care of your bees, please order and plan to attend the Beekeeping Class
the morning of your scheduled pickup date. While we love to talk about bees
and we realize new beekeepers have a lot of questions, we also realize the
question and answer sessions can get lengthy and cause delays in loading
orders for other customers. Therefore, we offer a discount to our already
low priced Beekeeping Basics group class where all of your questions can be
answered as well as getting some hands on experience over an active hive. We
also invite you to visit the Honey Bee Educational Information &
Resources page for basic information and links to videos and downloads
you will find helpful when starting down the path of keeping bees.
Also note: We also offer
Beekeeping Supplies, that we can have ready when you pick up your bees -
as long as you order the supplies when you order your bees. Keep in mind
that in the spring, the beekeeping suppliers are like stores at the mall
during Christmas shopping season. Ordering
several months in advance is advisable. Many items are sold out and/or
backordered during peak seasons. Waiting to place an order will result in waiting to
pickup an order.