Some of our members and partners sell honeybee packages, nucs, and equipment to beekeepers. Information submitted by potential sellers is provided below, but the CDBA does not endorse or warrant the products being sold. Please contact vendors directly to obtain more information about their products or services. If you are a registered CDBA member who would like to be listed as a supplier of honeybees or equipment, please notify the webmaster or a CDBA board member.
Honey Trails Honey
Honey Trails Honey has started taking orders for Honey Bee Packages and 5-frame nucs. Woodenware and other supplies are also available for purchase. Availability of packages are limited, so be sure to get your order submitted early. Details and order forms can be found at the Honey Trails website — https://www.myhoneytrails.com/. [Posted for CDBA member, Chris Saad, on January 18, 2020]
Smith Talbot Apiaries
Smith Talbot Apiaries is now taking 2020 orders for 5-frame nucs that will be available for pick up in early- to mid-May. $140.00 ea. Pick up is in Naperville, Illinois. Call or text (708) 602-6764 to order or for more information. [Posted for CDBA member, Joseph Talbot, on January 18, 2020]
We have several races of bees available this year 2020 including Italian, Russian, Carniolan and Saskatraz. All items are for pickup at our Minooka, IL site:
— 3 pound packages bees with mated and laying Italian queen @ $120
— 5 frame NUC w/ mated and laying marked Italian queen, 2-3 frame brood, 2 frames honey/pollen @ $165
— Queens from local survivor stock available spring, summer and fall from our queen mating yard in Minooka (all queens are marked) @ $35
Also, we have a Mann Lake showroom with beekeeping equipment in stock (woodenware, clothing, tools, equipment, treatments, feed items, bottling supplies, etc.) and where you can browse products and purchase items onsite. We are open all year long – contact us to schedule a visit.
Dave Meyer, [email protected]; Phone: 815-521-9116
Address: Meyer Bees, 2021 Holt Road, Minooka IL
[Posted for CDBA member, Dave Meyer, on February 17, 2020]
The Hive — Chicago’s Beekeeping Supply Store
The Hive has honeybee packages and nucs for sale, as well as other beekeeping supplies. Italian and Carniolan packages are available now! Call for prices — if you are a CDBA member, be sure to ask if any discounts are available!
Winter hours are 10 AM to 4 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays and 10 AM to 3 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Phone: (773) 394-1215
Address: The Hive Supply Co., 3414 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
[Posted on February 27, 2020]
City Bee Savers
City Bee Savers, owned by CDBA member Bill Whitney, is taking reservations for spring packages, queens, NUCs and more. Be sure to pass on the news to your fellow beekeepers — we don’t want anyone missing out on these sweet deals. Special discounts are available for CDBA members, so be sure to ask when placing your order!
Phone: (630) 660-9846
E-Mail: [email protected]
[Posted for CDBA Member, Bill Whitney, on February 27, 2020]