Where to buy bees in Florida
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  1. #1
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    Default Where to buy bees in Florida

    Last year, I moved to the Tampa/St. Pete area, and I'm going to be starting beekeeping again. I've identified a couple of clubs, but they aren't meeting for a while. So can anyone in tell me where I can go to buy packages of bees?

    Thanks in advance.

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Where to buy bees in Florida

    You'd have better chance of buying nucs down there.

    Check out the for sale forum.

  4. #3
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    Default Re: Where to buy bees in Florida

    I'm planning on purchasing nucs from Bert Blackburn of the Tampa Bay Beekeeper's Association.

  5. #4
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Where to buy bees in Florida

    Check out the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens. They have a beekeeping program and distribute many hives every year.
    americasbeekeeper.com
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  6. #5
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    Default Re: Where to buy bees in Florida

    Jester Bee - they are in Florida ...
    http://www.jesterbee.com

    I got a nuc a couple years ago and they were great ... still have daughters.
    Nuc is almost same price as package.

  7. #6
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    Default Re: Where to buy bees in Florida

    Thank you for all of the suggestions!

  8. #7
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    Vestavia Hills, Al. USA
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    Default Re: Where to buy bees in Florida

    if you're interested in the TF route..

    Carpenters Apiaries
    www.carpentersapiaries.com/

    Mr. Natural's Garden & Bee Rescue
    www.mrnaturalsgarden.com

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...81.5309143&z=8
    Started April Fools Day 2017

  9. #8
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    West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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    Default Re: Where to buy bees in Florida

    You could try your luck with a bait hive.

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