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2023 Package Bee and Nuc Sellers

Published Friday, December 30, 2022 9:00 am

package beesWillBees does not sell package bees or nucs. We are making this information about others who do sell package bees and nucs available to you as a convenience. All orders, payments, and questions must be directed to the sellers themselves. Sellers will be added at their request. Last updated 30-Dec-2022.

A few general notes about package bees: Unless otherwise specified, they usually come from California, through Wisconsin. They are usually Italian. Cages typically become your property and there is no deposit or refund for their return. Delivery dates can vary from mid March to late May. Work with your seller regarding notification and pickup windows. Because bees are livestock, once you take possession, they are yours and any failure to thrive or loss is usually your responsibility.


  • Meyer Bees, Minooka IL  (Dave Meyer - WillBees member) : 
    • 3 pound bee packages available Sunday, March 19 through till the end of May @ $135
    • 5-frame local nucs built at the Minooka apiary available April until the end of September @ $165
    • Queens available March until the end of October $35 
    • Multiple races available:  Italian, Russian, Carniolan, Saskatraz and local Meyer Bees stock
    • Full selection of beekeeping equipment available at the Minooka IL shop: 2021 Holt Road, Minooka Il 60447
    • Visit the online store at WWW.MEYERBEES.COM to view the product selection
    • Shop is open to the public Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, go home with product in hand
    • Call to ask any questions or to place an order 815-521-9116
  • Smith Talbot Apiaries, Naperville IL:
    •  Nucs for sale 2023 May 1 through May 15, $150 for a five frame nuc, call 708-602-6764

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