MARIN BEE COMPANY
Changing the World, One Bee at a Time


(415) 235-6424
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PACKAGED BEES  

 3 lb. PACKAGE OF CORNIOLAN HONEYBEES- $125
We deliver fresh and local 3 lb. packages of Carniolan Bees to the Bay Area at 3 convenient pick up locations:
North Bay, South Bay, East Bay

Pre-Order your bees now for April 2015 delivery!
Quantities are limited and we do sell out.



 

Carniolan bee are known for their great gathering zeal and are exceptionally gentle and easier to work with than other, more aggressive breeds. This is very important because many beekeepers raise honeybees in the vicinity of their homes, where aggressive bees could cause trouble if they swarm. We highly recommend this breed for backyard beekeepers. They also overwinters well so they take advantage of early nectar flow, producing honey early in the season; an excellent choice for the Bay Area!

When do they arrive?
Bees usually arrive the LAST WEEK OF MARCH OR 1ST WEEK OF APRIL depending on the weather.  Pick up locations are listed below.  Exact dates and times will be posted on our website & emailed to you one week in advance.   Bees MUST be picked up during this time & immediately hived because they only survive about five days in their packages.

About our bees:
We source the finest strain of disease resistant local Carniolan honeybees, known for their great gathering zeal and high honey production.  Our bees are packaged fresh from the hive the evening before we distribute them at our pick up locations in the Bay Area.                                 

 *Please note that we do not deliver to people's homes.

Our Delivery locations:

NORTH BAY
1385 N. Hamilton Pkwy - Novato, CA 
Homeward Bound of Marin - please proceed to rear parking lot 

EAST BAY
2220 4th Street - Berkeley, CA 
Parking lot across from 
Wine.com warehouse

SOUTH BAY
1100 Crittenden Lane - Mountain View, CA 
(Front Parking lot)

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS:
Watch these great instructional beekeeping videos about how to install a package of bees.  Everyone does it a little bit differently, which is what makes beekeeping so fascinating and fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoOk2UXP0eI        
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVW8CErDpjQ 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRvQFNmG5i0