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  1. For Sale
    Greetings, All! Gold Star Honeybees has 3# packages of gorgeous treatment-free "mutt" bees - a hardy mix of Italian, Carniolan, and Russian. Shipped insured to the lower 48 US. Review our Bee order policies here: We make it easy to order online and we've got 6 ship dates available for 2020...
  2. For Sale
    Due to a family illness I have 100 3lb Italian package bees available for May 15th. I am just looking to recover my cost in this venture at this time. I will be picking them up in Georgia and returning to Hudson Valley NY traveling north along I95. If someone is interested please let me know. I...
  3. For Sale
    I still have 3lb Packages for sale with mated queen for May 15th pickup. I will be bringing them up to the Hudson Valley, NY. I had a cancellation for 100 packages. If anyone needs some and is on my way I would be willing to meet along the way. Packages are $135 plus tax. For more information...
  4. For Sale
    About our beautiful ⭐️🐝🐝🐝 bees for sale: Gold Star Honeybees package bees are 3-pound packages with naturally mated, unmarked queens. They are "mutt bees" - a very hardy mix of Russian, Italian, and Carniolan genetics. They are "four season bees" - acclimated to a climate with four...
  5. For Sale
    Groups, Associations, Retail, Sideliners, etc We are based in Pickens, South Carolina an are delivering quantity packages across the United States. Minimum orders for different locations. For example if you are in North Carolina and need 100 we can do that. If you are in PA 200, VT or WY...
  6. Bee Forum
    Installed 3lb Carniolan package last Sunday. I used hive frames from a langstroth, 10 frame deadout. Also included were 2 frames of honey for food. Some of the deadout frames had pollen. I examined the hive this evening and discovered that the queen had been released. Also observed eggs but...
  7. Bee Forum
    I installed a package of bees last Sunday. The time of the installation was 5pm. The temperature was dropping quickly so I did my best to empty the package as best I could. Outside temp was low 40s, windy with cloud cover. Despite my efforts, there remained approximately 40+/- bees in the...
  8. Splits/Combines
    I'm considering introducing 3# packages into 4 frame deep nucs to try to maximize the density of the bees on the frames, with the hope that they would do better with a 4 over 4 arrangement than they would in a 10 frame single deep Langstroth. My thoughts are that they may be better able to keep...
  9. Diseases and Pests
    Last year we got a few 3# packages from down south and installed them on frames from deadout hives. We anticipated that this approach (rather than starting them on foundation) would give the bees a head start on getting established. These packages unfortunately introduced us to small hive...
  10. Commercial Beekeeping
    So as title say what are best way to create bees package in industrial apiary without to locking for queen in every hive. I was thinking at some method like this but couldnt understand if he look for queen or not (sorry not a native engliish) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ShQt-AEoFM . But...
  11. Bee Forum
    Hey Y'all! So I just got my first package bees today (any bees for that matter)!! Super excited! I have done a lot of homework and read plenty of books, so I feel like I am ready for the adventure. However... I installed the package without issue around noon today. Insured that the queen was...
  12. Commercial Beekeeping
    What would be an acceptable rate of loose (possibly virgin) Queens being shook into packages? I have seen it from 0% to 1.5% with bulk package orders. Usually noted by absconding bees while leaving the caged queen (validated by finding the queen in the cluster after they left the hive and are...
  13. Beekeeping 101
    This question is probably too late for myself, but hopefully someone else will learn from it. Installed my first two packages today, and put the queen on the bottom of my top bar hive per things I had read. Unfortunately before install I had NOT read that the temperature needs to be (and stay)...
  14. For Sale
    ⭐️🐝🐝🐝 Gold Star Honeybees has treatment-free, 3-pound packages for sale: Naturally mated, unmarked queens Raised on 4.9mm 7 ship dates $175 Bees ship via USPS Priority Mail, insured. Free shipping to the lower 48 United States. Raised on small-cell foundation - especially ideal for top bar...
  15. Wanting to Buy
    I know it's late but does anyone still have 100-150+ packages still available. Looking for late-March to early-April. Just let me know, thanks.
  16. Beekeeping 101
    Today I received two packages of bees. One package had a queen, and the other queen was dead. I didn't know what to do so I just installed everything like the queen was in the cage. I have been trying to contact my supplier, but they will not return my call and I don't know what to do, I have...
  17. Beekeeping 101
    I'm installing a new package into a hive that perished over the winter. I know it was mites and not disease and the dead bees left behind 20 frames of full comb in two deeps, most with at least some honey and some with full honey stores. When I install the new package, should I put them in the...
  18. Beekeeping 101
    Good day all, I installed my 3lb package 5 days ago. Today I was going to do a quick inspection and potentially release the queen. Turns out they ate through the candy and released her on their own! I did not take the frames out and visually spot the queen, as I didn't want to disturb too much...
  19. Beekeeping 101
    Good morning all! I am happy to announce my first 3lb package of Carniolans arrived this morning. I am at work, so my mother actually received the package for me. I plan to install them into my 8 frame hive this evening after work. There were two questions I have: This package looks different...
  20. Beekeeping 101
    My new hive started from a package last week seems to be struggling. There's a number of dead bees outside of the hive (I don't know how many is normal, but i'm seeing 10-20 corpses added per day) but there are also a lot of bees within ~30' of the hive crawling on the ground, seemingly unable...
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