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New on this site is the option to place orders online for material that you can come to pick up at our store. You can be sitting at home or working around the bee yard and place an order from your computer or your smartphone. We will notify you once it’s ready to pick up.

Current store hours: Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. More information on our Contact page.

You can also order items and get them shipped to you. If you have any questions just email us to info@beemaniacs.com

Recent News

Saskatraz Queens Available

Even though the bad weather has delayed queen production this year and caused a delay on our package day, we will be able to bring some extra Saskatraz queens on the same trip.

You can order Saskatraz queens in this link

Most queen producers are fully sold out until July, so we’re very happy to be able to bring some queens with us. Pickup date is still to be determined, but the queens will arrive the same day the packages do.

If you wanted to try Saskatraz bees but didn’t need to buy any packages, this is your chance to get some Saskatraz queens and introduce them to your splits.

This is the only time we will bring bring Saskatraz queens this year.

Bees Arriving Later This Season

If you have placed an order for live bees with us, you should have received an email update from us. Just in case someone doesn’t see the email, we’re re-posting the information below.

Olivarez Honey Bees, our supplier of live bees for this season, just reported that abnormally cold weather is going to delay queen production this season.

At this point, California colonies are developing about 3 to 4 weeks later than usual. Due to the cold weather, colonies are not producing drones yet.

Producing a high-quality queen requires the presence of many mature drones during mating flights. Since the cold weather has delayed drone production, Olivarez needs to delay queen production, which will push package delivery dates.

As soon as the weather improves in California, Olivarez will be able to provide us with a tentative pick up schedule. At this point, they’re considering a delay of up to 3 to 4 weeks on the original delivery date.

This delay affects all of our live bees pick up dates since we get started by delivering packages and make the nucs and starter hives from those same packages.

Olivarez confirms that this colder weather affects all of their California and Hawaii operations. It’s also affecting all queen producers in California and the USA Southern States. Trying to produce queens earlier would only generate low-quality, poorly mated queens.

Most queen producers will delay queen production until they can make sure the drone population will be good enough for mating queens. 

Cancellation offer (for limited time)

We understand that this delay on the delivery date may not work for all the beekeepers that placed an order with us.

For this reason, we would like to offer you the opportunity to cancel your order for a 100% refund. If you would like to cancel your order, please email us to livebees@beemaniacs.com before March 9, letting us know. We will cancel your order and issue the full refund.

After March 10, order cancelations will follow the original cancellation rules (packages and nucs will have the standard $50 non-refundable fee and starter hives will be non-cancelable).

This means that you have two options:

  1. Contact us to cancel your order before March 9, and we will issue a 100% refund.
  2. Keep your current order which will be delivered on a date to be determined later 

If you want to keep your current order, there’s no action required from you. You don’t need to send us an email to confirm you keep your order (you only need to email us before March 9 if you want to cancel the order). 

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused by this schedule change. Beekeeping depends on the weather and in this case, we’re forced to delay the delivery date until high-quality bees can be produced.

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