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Below you will find a list of bee sources for the 2023 spring season 

Things to know: All bees coming into Montana from out of state must have a certificate of health issued from the state of origin. This is to prevent the spread of disease.  Most sellers require full or partial pre-payment and these deposits and purchases are generally non-refundable. This is at the discretion of the seller. When receiving your packages, queens, and nucs, it is your responsibility to inspect them carefully before leaving the sellers yard. A few sellers offer guarantees and some allow you to cancel or change your order. Know your terms before you buy and inspect your bees before leaving the bee yard.

Check the suppliers' websites to see if they match your requirements and then order.  You can check other club members to maybe consolidate orders/deliveries. 


Check their website or call - most are taking orders already


Arlee Apiaries:  (406) 560-1307

Nuc-5 frame: $200 (late April/May)
List starts Feb 1st

Pick up in Arlee

Outdoor Bee Company: 

Nuc-5 frame: $180 (mid April/May)
Reserve Only
FREE delivery to Wenatchee, Bozeman, Butte,
Missoula, and Stevensville mid-to-end of April/early May.

Bitterroot Buzz Bees
Nuc-5 frame: $215

(late April/May)
Deposit Required $50 (non refundable)
Pick up in Stevi/Missoula

Western Bee Supplies:  (406) 883-2918

2023 $175

Taking orders now

Deposit Required

Pick up in Polson starting April 21st

​Email:  Email:


Woodenware, Supplies, Package Bees
3 lb. packages

Sunrise Honey Company:  (509) 936-1088

Now taking orders

2023 Price -   5 Frame Nuc - $160.00
Extra Queens (Depending on Availiability) - $38.00 each

MUST CALL Lorene to order; specify
pick up location: 509-936-1088 Lorene

Rod Smith Plan Bee

We are currently taking orders for Nucs for spring (2023) our bees are a mixed breed leaning towards the carniolan side of the family they are very good honey and they tend to over winter well when taking care of properly price this year is 200.00 per nuc, please feel free to call me with any questions you may have, at 406 788 2880 evenings and weekends work best for me, or leave me a voice mail or text and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you, Rod Smith. 406 788 2880

We are located in Vaughn Mt just outside of Great Falls.

Checking if he runs a delivery truck to/through Missoula.

DADANT Corporate Office - Hamilton, Illinois

Order webpage - click here

Package Bees 3 lbs Shipped to Western States


States We Can Ship Bees To:

  • North Dakota

  • Montana

  • Wyoming

  • Colorado


  • • Package contains approximately 3 lbs of bees, limited packages available

  • • Young, naturally mated marked queen included in package

  • • Calm, gentle Italian bees • No cage exchange necessary

  • • Insurance and shipping included with all packages

  • • No Hidden Fees

  • Various shipping dates – select on ordering.

Mann Lake

Has a large variety of package bees from $170-190

Check the link above for more information

They only ship a couple of varieties from their Minnesota location so wander around the web site.
Woodenware, Supplies also available


Global Patties - Butte

Pollen Patties


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