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Taking orders for April & May Pick Up Dates
Complete Hives, Nucs, Queens, Supplies & Classes

Spring 2023 Honey Bee Colonies
April 1st through May 13th dates currently available

Location: San Antonio, Texas Metro - Somerset Area 78069
By placing an order from The Bee Place, you are acknowledging and agreeing to the process and terms of the Ordering Agreement. Download and Print our Bee Health Certificate

Please Note: Some beekeeping supplies may be limited at this time due to COVID-19 related supply interruptions. Please know that anything ordered from our beekeeping supply pages are subject to back-order and ALL ORDERS are local pick up only - Shipping is not available from our location at this time.

Complete Apiary Starter Kit Options

These Starter Kits come complete with everything needed to get started keeping bees.
Select the Add to Cart option below for the Kit, then if additional hives are needed, select the continue shopping link on the cart screen. Then return to this page and use the Add additional Hives with Bees option below and input the number of hives (with bees preinstalled) on the cart screen.
Complete Apiary Starter Kits come with the following:

  • Standard: A Set of pure Italian Bees with Mated Queen, Complete Assembled Bee Hive (see below for details), Feeder, Hive Tool, Smoker, Bee Brush and a Seat in the Class - ($75 value)
  • Optional:
    • Beekeeping Basics Group Class additional seats sold separately (order here - Beekeeping Class )
    • Personal Protective Gear sold separately due to personal preference variations - Veils & Suits and Gloves

Scroll down for kit details. Visit the Bee Pick Up Day FAQs page for hive sizes

Use the down arrow below to select a pick up date

Taking orders for 2023 pick up dates

Select Pick Up Date Here
eMail (provide once per order)
Phone (provide once per order)

Assembled & Painted Hive with a Nuc of Italian Bees Installed
 - The Starter Kit Includes the following:
Protective Gear Pages - Click Here

Honey Maker Deluxe Starter Set
  1 Starter Kit, Hive w/Honey Super & Bees

  • 1 - Seat in the Basic Beekeeping Class
  • 1 - 5 Frame Nuc of Bees w/Queen installed*
  • 1 - Telescoping Top Cover w/Inner Cover
  • 1 - Medium 6⅝" Honey Super w/Frames
  • 1 - Deep 9⅝" Hive Body w/Frames
  • 1 - 1.5 Gallon Pro Feeder w/Cap & Ladder
  • 1 - Screened Bottom Board w/Entrance Reducer
    • The Basic Tools
  • 1 - 4" x 7" Smoker w/ Safety Guard
  • 1 - Hive Tool

  Starter Set w/tools
      $ 595 Total for 1 hive with bees, feeder, tools & class
$ 545
for each additional hive with bees & feeder

Visit the Gloves & Veils, Suits & Jackets pages to add Personal Protective Gear

All starter kits will have a nuc of Italian bees installed. These are recommended for beginning beekeepers..

Contact Us for special orders or to make arrangements to lease bees.

Add additional Hives with Bees

Select Pick Up Date Here
eMail (provide once per order)
Phone (provide once per order)

$ 545 for each additional hive. Same as listed above, without tools or class. Please use the Add to Cart button to the left to add more hives for the same pickup date as the kit.

Note: You will have the option to add/increase the number of additional hives needed in the shopping cart window.

As above - Additional hives will have a nuc of Italian bees installed. These are recommended for beginning beekeepers..

* = These hives come with a 5 frame nucleus colony of bees installed into a Honey Super Deluxe hive set; including a young mated queen and 3 blank frames and a feeder.
Prices are per hive of bees and include the feeder, top, bottom and ratchet strap to hold things together for transport.

These will have the entrances closed the night before pick up and be ready to load in any vehicle and set out at your location and release.

Please visit the FAQs page for general information about picking up and transporting bees


Click here for protective gear Gloves and Veils, Suits & Jackets

Shipping Options: All Beekeeping Supplies and Products - Local Pick Up Only (at this time) Except Special Orders

Shipping or delivery arrangements may be made with minimum orders and certain products.

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