Below you will find a list of bee sources for the 2022 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.
If you intend to start beekeeping in 2022 or if you want to add or replace honeybee colonies, now (Jan-Feb) is the time to order bees. There are many options for purchasing packaged bees or nucs.
Western Bee Supplies: (406) 883-2918
Email: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Woodenware, Supplies, Package Bees
3 lb. packages
2022 price TBD
(2021 3# package: $160)
Deposit Required; Pick up in
Polson (late April/early May)
Sunrise Honey Company: (509) 936-1088
Nuc-5 frame: $150 with mated queen
MUST CALL Lorene to order; specify
pick up location: 509-936-1088 Lorene
Pick up bees in Clayton, WA (North of Spokane) mid/late April.
Pick Up in Missoula - late April
Arlee Apiaries: (406) 560-1307
Outdoor Bee Company:
Nuc-5 frame: $170 (mid April/May)
Global Patties - Butte
Call first - Mon-Fri 7 AM - 1 PM
Bitterroot Buzz Bees
Nuc-5 frame: $210 (late
Pick up in Stevi/Missoula