Bees for Sale - Package Bees for Sale - Bee Nuc strives to offer our loyal beekeeper’s top quality Italian package bees and bee nucs.  Our package bees and bee nucs are the standard of the industry.  We ship to 31 states and know the shipping logistics very well. manages our hives by natural organic methods and we are licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We offer several ship dates and local pick-up dates to choose from in March, April, and May.

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2020 Bee Season Sale

Starts on Sept. 30, 2019 


Our Honey Bee Price Guarantee

We guarantee that you will not find a better price on shipped packaged bees or a better price on shipping your bee purchase!


Italian Bee Packages


3 lbs. Italian Bee Package

The honey bee package includes a wood screen box, 16 oz. of sugar water, approx. 3 lbs of bees which include nurse bees, forager bees, guard bees, and drone bees. The queen bee will be in a queen cage. The queen bee is a newly mated Italian queen.  Our bees are grown here in Georgia! 

Are you a new beekeeper?  If so, we are available to assist you in scheduling a bee shipment and selecting your beekeeping supplies.  Call us today at 706-886-1322 and our knowledgeable staff will assist you.


Sale Price: $110.00 - $125.00

 Shipping Dates
 We are the #1 shipper of honey bees on the east coast and mid-west.   Shipping will be added to your order at check-out.  Occasionally, we experience inclimate weather conditions which can delay your bee ship date.  Ship dates are when the bee packages are scheduled to leave our local Post Office.

March 16, 2020

March 23, 2020

March 30, 2020

April 6, 2020

April 13, 2020

April 20, 2020

April 27, 2020

May 4, 2020

May 11, 2020


Store Pick-up Only Dates

From time-to-time, local pick-up dates are delayed due to weather conditions.  We normally have your bees ready at 9:00 am on the date of pick-up.

March 16, 2020

March 19-21, 2020 

March 26-28, 2020 

April 2-4, 2020

April 9-11, 2020

April 16-18, 2020

April 23-25, 2020

April 30 - May 2, 2020 

May 7-9, 2020 




Italian Bee Nuc

 We offer Georgia grown nucs.   We only sell nucs that are "Deep" 9 5/8 frames.  The nuc container box is included in your purchase!  Your nuc will consist of a minimum of 3 to 4 frames of brood and 1 to 2 frames of pollen & honey.  The nuc will be approx. 6 weeks old when you pick up the nuc.  The nuc will also have a young laying queen that has been monitored for egg production, laying pattern and hygenics during this 6 week period. Our pick-up week is the week of April 14th.  All pick-up dates are subject to weather conditions.

Sale Price: $160.00

Local pick-up only.


April 10-11, 2020 

April 17-18, 2020 

April 24-25, 2020

Overwintered Italian Bee Nuc

Our overwintered Italian bee nuc is the highest quality nuc a beekeeper can purchase.  “Overwintered” means we begin to grow the nuc in September and will be ready for pick-up in early March.  An overwintered nuc is a higher quality nuc due to we have been monitoring the queens temperament, laying pattern, and productivity during the six month growing period.  Due to the long growing period, this is a premium quality nuc.  The nuc will come with a minimum of 3 frames of brood and 1 – 2 frames of honey & pollen.  The frames will be first year frames and foundation.  Nuc will be in a new Pro Nuc box for easy transportation to their new home. Grown right here in Georgia.  We only sell 9 5/8" "Deep" frame nucs.   All orders are “first come, first serve basis”.  Pick-up date is subject to weather conditions. 

Sale Price: $190.00

Local pick-up only.

March 5-7, 2020


To place bee orders, please see our "Shop" page

We ship to 31 states: AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, IA, IL, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MD, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WV.



These starter hives will get the average beekeeper through your first year of beekeeping.  We offer a 10 Frame and 8 Frame kits.

8 Frame - First Year Hive Kit

 1st Year Hive

This Beginners kit is all, most beginning hives, will need in their first year.  The kit includes: Solid bottom board, entrance reducer, deep super, (2) medium supers, inner cover, outer cover, (8) deep frames, (8) deep plastic wax coated foundation, (16) medium frames, (16) medium plastic wax coated foundation.

You can upgrade to a screen bottom board for just $20.00.

This kit comes unassembled but we do offer it assembled for a small fee. 

Sale Price: $197.00

on unassembled hives.

We will ship this hive within (1) business day.

Beekeeping Supply Kit

This beekeeping supply kit has all the tools and protective clothing you will need to get started in beekeeping. The kit has the following items: Beekeeping jacket with 360 degree veil (sizes S - 4XL), beekeeping gloves (XS - XL), hive tool, boardman feeder, bee brush, and an excellent book on beginning beekeeping. This is a $25 savings and FREE shipping!

If you need help in sizing your beekeeping jacket and gloves, feel free to call us at 706-886-1322 and one of our beekeepers will assist you.

Sale Price: $169.00


We will ship this beekeeping supply kit within (1) business day.

10 Frame - First Year Hive Kit

 1st Year Hive

This Beginners kit is all, most beginning hives, will need in their first year.  The kit includes: Solid bottom board, entrance reducer, deep super, (2) medium supers, inner cover, outer cover, (8) deep frames, (10) deep plastic wax coated foundation, (20) medium frames, (20) medium plastic wax coated foundation.

You can upgrade to a screen bottom board for just $20.00.

This kit comes unassembled but we can assemble it for a small fee. 

Sale Price: $217.00

on unassembled hives.

We will ship this hive within (1) business day.

We accept the following credit cards 



What do I get when I purchase a Nuc of bees?

First, our Nucs are grown here in one of our five apiaries.  They are more accustom to cooler temperatures.  Second, because we grow our own nucs you will have a “laying” queen that has been laying for approximately four to six weeks. 

The Nuc will have three different types of brood.
Bee Stage one – eggs present
Bee Stage two – larva
Bee Stage three - capped brood

You will also have five new frames and new foundation with your nuc purchase.  We do not sell old frames and foundation that has years of contaminants in our nucs.  You will have a great organic start with our nucs!

Why are your bee nucs better than others?

First, your nuc has been monitored over a period of four weeks.  Specifically, the queen has been quality controlled, we track your nuc from day one and understand how the queen bee performs, honey flow, and colony temperament. 

When you pick-up your nuc, it will be in a special wax corrugated box.  The box is specially designed so the frames do not move as you are taking your nuc home.  This is very important because frames that move can and will pinch the queen and thus making the queen a non-performer in brood production. 

Ship dates and pick-up dates

Our ship dates and pick-up dates are estimated dates which are subject to weather conditions.  We are subject to the weather like all farmers.  There are times that we will have your order ready a week earlier or a week later.  We ask for your patience should weather condition require us to delay your shipment.  We do strive to deliver a top quality product to our customers.

What should I expect in honey production for the first year?

The first year should be seen as a “hive building year” and allow the bee colony to grow.  In most circumstances, the new bee hive will produce one super of honey but this honey should be left on the hive during the winter months.  Any excess supers can be harvested.

Stand-by Orders

We will take “Stand-by” orders on packages or nucs on each date scheduled.  We offer this service to help our customers who are late in placing their order for a given ship date or pickup date.  There are times that the hives out produce our shipments or a scheduled customer order, decides to delay a shipment.  This allows us to fill additional orders but is not a guarantee that your order will be filled.  This is subject to the bees!

We will collect all the standard order information.  We will not charge your credit card until we know the bees are available for shipment.  Normally, this is the day the bees are packaged.  If we fill your Stand-by order your credit card will be debited and a USPS tracking number will be sent via e-mail to you.   

When a customer selects a specific Stand-by date and the order is not filled, the customer Stand-by order will be cancelled.   

To place a Stand-by Order, simply ask Julie or Ray if there are any available Stand-by Orders available for a specific date.

Why do you have a restricted shipping area?

We strive to have a thriving package of bees delivered to you.  We use USPS in shipping our bees.  We have found that the quality of bees is sacrificed when bees are shipped outside of our selected ship area.

We only ship to: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia.

How long can I keep the packaged bees in the shipping box?

For the best results, it is good to pick-up your package the day they have been boxed.  This is normally after 6 pm.  The longer the bees stay in the screen box, the more stress they have and thus more dead bees.  You should install the package of bees within 12 hours of picking up the package to reduce the stress of the bees.

How long can I keep the bees in a nuc shipping box?

The nuc box is very functional and it is recommended that you move the frames from the shipping box within 3 days. 

Please note that you will want to place the nuc next to the hive where they will be placed.  The nuc entrance should be opened after the nuc has set for one hour.  This will allow the bees to be more settled from being moved to your property.

Do you ship bee packages and Nucs of bees?

We ship 3 lbs. bee package to 22 states.  We ship Italian and Carniolan 3lbs. packages.  All shipments are FOB. 

All shipments will be insured through the USPS via Surface Mail.  The buyer is responsible for any insurance claims.  We recommend that you inspect your bee package prior to signing the receipt ticket.  If there is a claim, you should file the claim immediately with the USPS.

We do not ship nuc boxes.

We are more than happy to work with large orders for associations where one person comes and picks up the order.  We strive to have 100% customer satisfaction!

Temperature and handling can and will cause stress to your bees.

Can I inspect my nuc order prior to pick-up?

Yes, most certainly!  Please let us know and we can have your order ready for inspection the evening before pick-up.  This will allow you to see the queen productivity and the strength of the colony.  The bees will be flying in and out of the colony!   We normally close up the entrance in the night hours to ensure all bees have made it back into the hive.

Please note that if you inspect a nuc on the day of pick-up, you will lose bees as they fly out during the inspection process.

Refund Policy

We work very hard in scheduling our bee orders and purchasing the necessary materials to produce the high quality bees for your order.     

We do not take deposits due to the time it takes to call back customers, valid credit cards, and phone numbers no longer in service.  We will offer refunds prior to February 1, 2016.  After February 1, 2016, any cancelled orders will forfeit their payment on cancelled orders. 

Testimonials from our customers

Our bees arrived in good shape today!  Thanks!  Sarah S.

Bees arrived safely today and will be in their new homes this afternoon.  Thank you for your excellent service!  T Mayfield

Thank you.  I picked up the packages from the Post Office sorting facility and the bees have been installed.  I'm excited to get a new hive started.  Thank you for great service.  Katherine M

Two packages of bees arrived in excellent condition.  Very few deaths.  Thanks for everything!  Sarah B.

Bees arrived this morning.  Looked good and still had feed left.  Thank you for the great transaction.  I will call if & when I need more.  W.B. Miller

I'm very pleased with my honey bee's.  Thanks ever so much!   Preston S.

I wanted to let you both know that the two nucs we got two weeks ago are doing great and building up nicely.  I was very impressed with how well you packaged them.  It was a pleasure to meet you.  M. Ramey

I would like to say thank you for the honeybees.  I got them in the mail the other day and installed them right away.  It was awesome for the first time installing bees with my grandma.  I did it in shorts and a tee shirt and did not get stung once.  I just wanted to say thank you and I already have orders next year and I know the first place I'm going to call for them is Mountain Sweet Honey Company!     J. Chester

I truly appreciate your help!  I hope the "girls" and of course the Drones enjoy their new home here in PA.  J. Kevech

Bees arrived in good condition.  Now in hives.  Thanks for all the great communication.  B. Basso

Thank you.  I picked up the package from the Post Office sorting facility and the bees have been installed.  I'm excited to get a new hive started.  Thank you for your great service!    K. Montgomery

We are very happy with the minimum loss shipment to Carlsbad, NM.  We will be in contact next Spring to see if shipments are still possible to our area.  We are already talking about the Carniolan bee package before this order and counting on ordering them from you next year.  R. Richmond

Two packages of bees arrived in excellent condition today - installed already!  Very few deaths.  The USPS was great about it!  S.L. Smith

I ordered two packages of bees and had them finally arrive at my Post Office.  To my surprise the majority of the bees made it safe and sound!  If you have any extras for your next delivery date, please, please, please contact me as I am wanting more!  Thank you so much Ray for a great experience!  Sgt. V. Combs


What states do you ship to?

Due to the science and health of bees, we have to weigh the logistics of getting our bees from our dock to your front door.  We do service select states to ensure a high quality package of bees to our customers.  These are the states we serve: 

Alabama, Arkansas, Conneticutt, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois (southern), Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Michigan (southern), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.