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2024 Honey Bees For Sale
Summer Bees - Taking Special Orders - Contact Us for Pick Up date options
Fall Bees - Taking Orders for Sept 28th Pick Up & Class Date

Location: San Antonio, Texas Metro - Somerset Area 78069

Download and Print our Honey Bee Health Certificate Please Note: ALL ORDERS are local pick up only - No Shipping. By placing an order with The Bee Place, you are acknowledging and agreeing to the process and terms of the Ordering Agreement. We accept Credit/Debit Cards (via PayPal) All payment information is processed securely by PayPal. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information. Contact Us for alternate payment options: e.g Check by mail, Venmo or Zelle (cash apps)

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 - ($50 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 2024 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

Apiary Starter Kit $595 each

Total for 1 hive with bees, feeder, tools & class

Add Honey Super Set $545 each

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 5 frame nuc of Italian bees installed. The Italian bees 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)
Add Honey Super Set $545 each

Price is valid with the purchase of the above Starter Kit. 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 - Except Lease Hives

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

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