Secure your colony order now to save for our October delivery, we have multiple collection points on our delivery runs to Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide!
Package Bees are bred in Australia and suit any type of hives ie Flow Hive, Langstroth, Top Bar, Warre, Long Langstroth etc. Each package includes approximately 18,000 worker bees and a spring mated gentle Italian queen (species of honeybee)
Standard Pricing from July 1st - includes GST:
20-49: $154 (includes $10 cage deposit)
50-99: $148.50 (includes $10 cage deposit)
100-499: $143 (includes $10 cage deposit)
500+: $137.50 (includes $10 cage deposit)
30% Deposit required to secure your order - based on standard pricing
No orders too big or too small! We supply to hobbyists and commercial beekeepers alike! For commercial orders - if you have forklift facilities and are along our delivery run, we will be happy to deliver directly to you! For all orders we will however need your beekeeper registration number on file before delivery (details in comments) as this is a requirement for our health certificates...
We have successfully delivered over 3500+ Packages over the last few seasons, we now transport Package Bees in a climate controlled heavy rigid truck which keeps colonies calm in a dark, cool environment during transit - this ensure that the colonies that you receive as strong and healthy on arrival! Customers will also be able to track our progress live via GPS tracking - note: you will need to download a free smartphone app to enable this feature...
Secure your order now, as soon as we have a full truck load for a particular area, we will need to close orders for that run - Don't miss out!
- Pakenham (East Melbourne) At our shop Factory 4 / 18 Bormar Drive
- Mitchel - Australian Honeybee
- Albury BP Truckstop Lavington
- Sutton Forest Mcdonalds (Hume Hwy Northbound)
- Eastern Creek BP Truck Stop (West Sydney)
- Beresfield BP Truck stop (Newcastle)
- Port Macquarie BP Cnr Oxley & Pacific Hwy
- Coffs Harbour BP Truck Stop
- Ballina - Ballina Rest area (in between Bruxner and Pacific Hwy).
- Glen Innes
- Armidale - BP Marsh St
- Tamworth - BP Peel St
- Dubbo - BP Erskine St
- Orange - Bunnings Car Park
- Jimboomba (South of Brisbane) - Hampson Honey
- Warwick - Sorenson Honey
- Ballandean - Granite Belt Honey
- MURRAY BRIDGE
EXACT drop off / collection locations will be confirmed 2 weeks prior to our run - usually they are at BP Service Centres during one of our fuel/rest stops. It is important that when you're pre-ordering your packages that you provide your mobile number, as we provide text message updates while we're travelling to each of our drop off locations to keep you appraised of our progress and estimated time of arrival.
Packages are typically cheaper than Nucs, available earlier in the season -> BUT they WILL need to be fed sugar syrup in the first couple of weeks to allow them to build up quickly (draw out comb). Be sure to have a hive feeder ready before you collect your package, they can go through up to 10L of syrup in a week!
This is a more cost effective option if you're looking to quickly increase the number of colonies you manage and also a fantastic way to quickly replace any colonies lost overwinter!
Suitable for any Hive Including the Flow Hive Package bees are ideal if you're installing bees into Top Bar or Warre style hives.
See video on two methods on how to install package bees:
Video Disclaimer - we recommend that you wear protective clothing when working with bees!
Queens in cages already come with a candy plug, you will not need marshmellow as per the video, you simply take a plastic protective cup which covers the candy plug off.