Terms and Conditions

Deposit Refund / Cancellation Policy:  You are reserving live honeybees which are considered livestock and are limited in supply.  The deposit amount is $50/package to reserve size and delivery period.  As such, all deposits will be non-refundable.  Final prices will be determined mid- January.   Multiple notifications will be sent out when final pricing is set.  You will have two weeks to remit the remainder balance of payment from the date final pricing is posted on the CDBA website.  Any open reservations not fully funded by January 31st, 2017 will be cancelled, and the packages will be offered for sale to the waiting list.  In setting prices for packages in 2017, the objective of the CDBA board is to offer our members packages of bees at a fair and reasonable market price.  Non CDBA members will be assess a $35 handling fee, if you are an existing 2016 member, thank you, and please take this opportunity to renew for 2017.  CDBA reserves the right to cancel all or part of the orders at any time.  In the unlikely event CDBA is unable to secure the requisite number of honey bee packages, orders will be filled on a first come – first serve basis; and any unfilled orders will be fully refunded.


Packages will arrive in Chicago area in 2 shipments:

  • Round 1: April 7th – April 17th          2 Pound Packages Only
  • Round 2: April 27th – May 7th           3 Pound Packages Only