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.
Honey Bees For Sale -
- No Shipping
The honey bees we offer
are of a gentle nature and top quality genetics. Depending on the season and
what we have in stock, we typically offer options from a starter nucleus
("nuc") to full colonies in 10 frame hives. Please note: 8 frame equipment
is available by request. We also provide
the basic information and instructions needed to get started in beekeeping.
Please Note: Beekeeping Supplies and Bees are Local Pickup
and by Appointment Only - We are a bee farm and have our bees at multiple locations. We do not have a store
front for "walk in shopping", therefore all equipment and bee pickups are on scheduled
pickup dates by
appointment only. Thanks for understanding.
Download and Print our
Bee Health Certificate here (PDF format)
Honey Bees - Purchase format options:
At this time, we are offering
Texan bees in
Langstroth Style bee hives,
Hive Sets with Bees or a
Nuc of Bees ready to
install in your hive. We do not offer packages of bees
Apiary Starter Kit comes with Bees, Hive and Basic Tools.
(protective gear separate)
Please visit the Beekeeping Supplies
section to order the
protective gear and supplies of your choice.
Also available, the "Beekeeping Basics" group
classes - discounted with purchase of bees.
Bee Pick Up Day FAQs
page for hive sizes and transport information
The Somerset area pickup location will normally
be at our main branch which is about a half hour southwest of downtown San Antonio.
We typically offer a Beekeeping Basics
group class the day of pickup at our main location.
Nuc of bees installed in a traditional Hive
including the basic Tools
This is our most popular starter setup. Each kit comes with
the following items needed to start your apiary.
- Standard: A Nuc of
(by default) Bees with Mated Queen, Complete Assembled Bee Hive,
Internal 1.5 Gallon Pro Feeder, Hive Tool, Smoker and a Seat in the
Basic Beekeeping Class.
- Beekeeping Basics Group Class - Extra Seats sold separately
- Personal Protective Gear is sold separately
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Colony Hive Sets
Nuc of bees
in a traditional Langstroth style Bee Hive with Deep Frames - feeders
These are the industry standard bee hive sets with
the bees already installed in a deep hive body with a deluxe top and
screened bottom board which will be secured and ready for transport.
These are offered in 3 different formats with a Nuc of Italian or
Texan bees installed. The
following formats all come with 5 frames of bees and 3 blank frames
the bees growing room. 1.5 Gallon Feeders are
included with all hive sets.
Select from 3 Complete Hive format options,
Single Deep, Deep w/Med Super, or
Double Deep Set
| Nuc of Bees -
5 - Frames
of bees contained in a ProNuc Transport
A very popular starter option. The
bees come contained in a sturdy transport box
with a sealed lid and ventilation safe for travel inside a vehicle.
These will need
to be installed into a deep hive body, typically best within a day or two.
Select the available pickup date and the Italian or Texan bee options. All of our Nucs come
with a young mated and proven laying queen bee, brood (eggs and
larvae in multiple stages) with nurse / house bees, pollen, nectar,
and honey with worker / field bees and a little space to grow.
Select from the
Nuc of Bees, 5 frames of
- Mated Queen Bees -
Local Pick Up Only
When starting out keeping bees, the most gentle
bees are recommended.
Italian bees are the most common, but not the only gentle bees
Italian lines are very popular.
These and our Texan bees all
consistently produce better than average honey yields and winter well in
our area. Queens come in a cage with attendants on the outside.
Unless otherwise noted, the Queen Bees are not marked or clipped.
More Information & Place Order Here
The sample images are for display only and are not the
actual bees for sale. Click here Full
Size for larger images.
Photos of Our Bees
The Spring is
the most common time of the year for starting new colonies and making spits
that produce additional hives of honeybee. We're seeing a late Spring bloom
this year in many areas.
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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.
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