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I plan on starting some new hives this comming spring, using package bees.

After reading some of the Horror stories, about dishonest people selling packages, and being unresponsive to the problems, I was wondering who are the people/companies that are reliable to do buisness with.

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Koehnen's are a good and reliable source for package. You might also consider going with a local nuc for pickup in your area.
 

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id second that about keohans. but better yet get a nuc from the fat beeman in Georgia. i am very happy with the bees i got from him this spring. they are my strongest hives.
 

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Everyone has different experiences. I have had horrible luck with packages from Gardener's, but others on the forum won't buy bees from anyone else.

The best bees I ever purchased, I purchased as frames of bees and brood from a nearby commercial beekeeper which I then queened with queens from a breeder who I knew to be reliable.

That is probably the best, most reliable route to good bee stock.
 

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I'm also curious on picking up some packages this spring.

Any other suggestions?

Anyone that sells VSH/Carny packages?
 
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