** Please Note – only 2022 paid members of the club are eligible to purchase through the club

As one of the benefits of membership in the association, members are offered packages of bees at a discounted price. Packages consist of an unmarked queen and either 2 pounds (approx. 7000) or 3 pounds (approx. 10,000) nurse/worker bees (package weights are approximate). For 2022 we will be offering Italian and Carniolan bees for sale. As in the past, we expect the packages to be ready for pickup in mid-April. Since the production of packages is highly sensitive to weather, this could change slightly. We will notify all club members when we have a firm delivery date. For this reason, please be sure that we have good daytime contact info on file for you so that we can keep you up to date.

2-pound packages sell for $130 and 3-pound packages are priced at $160. These prices include a $10 refundable deposit if you return your empty cage. Bee sales are taxable if you do not have a MN ST-3 on file with the club treasurer.

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Also for 2022, we will be trying out a new supplier for nucleus hives.  The nuc producer is a highly respected member of the Minnesota Honey Producers Association and we are confident that these will be good quality bees. Each 5-frame nuc will consist of:

  • 4 frames of bees and brood
  • a single frame feeder
  • a laying Texas queen

The nucs will be delivered in the single-use cardboard hive box that we have seen in the past. It is anticipated that delivery for the nucs will occur late in April or early in May. Again this is weather dependent and subject to change. Please note that we will be offering a limited supply of these nucs for 2022.

Nucs will be available for $150 each while supplies last. These are also taxable if you have not provided us with a MN ST-3 exemption form.

If you are a new club member or a returning member who has not yet paid dues for 2022, you can include your membership payment as part of your order.

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