WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO START YOUR BEEKEEPING HOBBY OR TO CONTINUE YOUR LOVE FOR BEES. ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT OUR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS!

Our bees come from Orland, CA and are local Californian Italian and Carniolans, bred using techniques developed by UC Davis. They are specifically bred for hygiene, health, gentleness and productivity. Perfect for a backyard hive!

Pickup dates will be the fourth Weekend in March or first weekend in April. Check back on this web page periodically for updates or sign up for our Bee Orders Mailing List.

We have pick up locations in the North Bay, East Bay and South Bay. Our beekeeper will be on hand and available for question and instructions on hive installation. 

North Bay - Homeward Bound of Marin Rear Parking Lot, 1385 N. Hamilton Pkwy, Novato CA

East Bay - Wine.com Warehouse, 2220 4th Street, Berkeley CA

South Bay - Google Campus Front Parking Lot - 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA

A few friendly reminders:

  • All orders must to be picked up in person, we do not ship bees or equipment to individual homes.

  • Bees need to be hived right away as they only live about 5 days in their package.

  • All proceeds directly support Planet Bee educational programs!

Questions? Email bill@planetbee.org


3 LB Package of Honey Bees - $165

Our bees come from Orland, CA. They are local Californian Italians and Carniolans, bred using techniques developed by UC Davis. They are specifically bred  for hygiene, health, gentleness and productivity. Perfect for a backyard hive! 

Pick up dates are in March 2019. If you order bees before then, you will get information on where and when to pick up your bees.


Starter Hive - $120

This kit includes:

  • A wooden brood box with 8 deep wooden frames, fully assembled and painted white.

  • Telescoping cover and inner cover, bottom board and reducer

  • Frames with plastic foundation are included


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Deluxe Hive - $275

This kit includes:

  • Two deep wooden hive bodies with 8 deep frames.

  • Two wooden supers with 8 shallow frames.

  • Telescoping cover and inner cover, bottom board and reducer.

  • Frames with plastic foundation are included

 

Brood Box - $65

  • Simple, all wood 8-frame brood box. Comes fully assembled and painted.

  • Frames with plastic foundation are included

 
 
 

Hive Supers - $50

  • All wood, completely assembled and painted 8-frame honey supers.

  • Frames with plastic foundation are included

 

 

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Deluxe Bee Suit - $95

  • True to size

  • Heavy weight 50% cotton, 50% synthetic

  • Mask included

  • Pockets on chest, arms, hips, and sides, and knees

  • Elasticized opening on sleeves and pants

  • Elastic bands for hands and feet to hold in place

 
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