Taking orders for April & May Pick Up Dates
Complete Hives, Nucs, Queens, Supplies &
Spring 2023 Honey Bee Colonies
April 8th through May 6th dates
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
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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.
Please Note: Beekeeping Supplies and Bees are Local
Pickup and by Appointment Only
Queen Bees -
Limited Supply - Not Marked
2023 Spring Queens - No Shipping -
Local Pick Up by Appointment Only
The Queens are mated and tested for laying production. Each will come in a
cage with a candy release tube for self introduction release, meaning the bees
in the hive will eat the candy to allow the queen to come out of her cage which
allows time for acclimation. These queens come unmarked and unclipped.
You will have the option to add the number of Queens you
would like when you get to the next page after you click the "Add to Cart"
button. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like additional
We will send a notice with all of the needed
information the Monday prior to the scheduled pickup date as
well as the physical address to be used on a given date. Please make sure we have the correct and
most current email address and phone number when ordering.
Taking Orders for Spring 2023 Queens
|Caged Mated Queens $45 each
Not Marked or Clipped
When starting out keeping bees, the most gentle bees are recommended.
Italian bees are the most common and are VSH
Queen comes in an introduction cage with attendants on the outside and
candy tube for automatic slow release.
Remove the old queen and wait 24 to 48 hours before
introducing a new queen.
Queen Bees are not marked or clipped unless otherwise noted
More information here: Types
We double check all hives and nucs prior to marking them ready for pick up
and rarely have issues, but we are human and prone to mistakes and bees are
live animals and prone to change from one day to the next. Therefore we have
the following policy and will replace or exchange a
colony if we are notified of an issue right away. Waiting more than a week
to report an issue is not considered right away.
Cancellation, Refund and Return Policy:
Honey bees are livestock, therefore they are
subject to conditions and other factors that effect their health such as;
diseases, pesticides, temperatures, etc. and since we have no control over the
conditions the bees are subjected to once they leave our property, we can
not be responsible for incidents or accidents after they leave our
possession. For these reasons, under normal conditions, we recommended hive inspections before
loading and leaving our property and signing off on the order received
However, with COVID-19 safety concerns, we will honor
and respect and waive the pick up day inspections and ask that you please
report any issues within 48 hours of receiving your bees. For anyone that
has a long way to travel, we would prefer to go through the hives before you
leave so in the event of an issue, we can correct it prior to leaving with
Since we must make all necessary arrangements and commitments to secure
everything needed to fill orders, from equipment to reserving bees to
securing queens from preferred out of state breeders, etc., we have the following
Cancellation of Orders: All
cancellations for refunds must be requested in writing within seven (7) days from the time
the order is placed. A 10% processing fee will be applied to all
cancellation requests filled after the seventh day of the order and will be
processed as time permits.
Returns for Supplies and Gear: If there is any issue with any equipment,
gear, please let us know within seven (7) days of the receipt of the product and
we will arrange for an exchange. All requests for a refund filled after this
time are subject to a 10% restocking fee.