Package bee sales 2022
Time for great bees at a favorable price -- for club members only.
SFBA's annual club purchase of fertilized queens and bees is on!
Prices are the same as last year -- just $140 per package, which includes 3 pounds of honeybees (that's about 10,000 bees) plus a mated queen. We're offering Italian, Buckfast and Carniolan breeds. Our Club price is lower (sometimes significantly lower) than many other bee vendors, for really great stock. Membership has its rewards.Individual queens cost $35, also the same as before. Each queen comes in a three-hole cage with five attendants. Same choice - Italian, Buckfast and Carniolan. Wondering which breed to purchase? See the comparison chart below.
If you bought bees from SFBA last year and are thoroughly familiar with the process, you may click here or on the red button below to order now. Otherwise, please read on for important information ....
Deadline for ordering packages is Monday, April 11th at Noon.
Beepack delivery is scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd, 12 Noon to 2pm
Location: Calgary Armenian Congregational Church, 725 Brotherhood Way, SF 94132. Note: This is NOT the same church where we meet regularly, but a special location with a large parking lot and other benefits.
Click for FAQs about what happens that day.
Note: there is always the slight possibility that the dates may need to be revised depending on uncontrollable factors like weather that affect breeders. But if so, we'll notify you by email.
If you are a new beekeeper, you must also have taken our Beekeeping 102 class this year or last.
To place your order, please go to the order entry and payment page here (note: this page is only visible to current SFBA members). Once the purchase is complete, you'll receive an email confirmation plus your registration for Bee Delivery Day pickup. You'll also get few reminders as pickup day approaches.
Here's what to consider in choosing which breed(s) to buy:
Here's a map of the pickup location. You can find it on Google Maps here.
For more info about orders and bee delivery, see our Beepacks FAQ page here.