Local suppliers for nucs/packages?

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jdaun1
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Local suppliers for nucs/packages?

Post by jdaun1 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:22 pm

I'm new to the Boulder area, and late to the game this year. Planning to start 2-3 hives this spring. I have locations but need bees.

Looking for a list of reputable local suppliers for nucs and packages.

I understand that many suppliers may be sold out by now, so far I've found Dakota Bees in Wheat Ridge, other suggestions appreciated :D

Thanks!
Jesse

kristinahoney
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Re: Local suppliers for nucs/packages?

Post by kristinahoney » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:37 pm

Hi Jesse,
Go to the Colorado State Beekeepers Ass'n webpage http://coloradobeekeepers.org/bees-for-sale.html for what's available this spring. You're best bet in our climate is to start with a nuc, and I think To Bee or not to Bee in Littleton has a few left. Make sure you find a good beekeeping class (full day or more) and/or a mentor to get you through your first couple of years. (Full disclosure, I offer both.) Best of luck to you and don't hesitate to ask questions here or on the list serve.
Cheers,
Kristina Williams
Beehave LLC mentoring and support for bees and their keepers
Boulder, CO
[email protected]

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