Queens, Bees and Nucs

Queens, Bee Packages and Nucs can be purchased from all over the US & Canada. A lot of the packaged bees we see in Washington are coming from California, while a growing number of Oregon, Washington and Canadian options are becoming available.

2022 PSBA Sponsors
If you are purchasing nucs, packages or queens please visit a sponsor at one of our meetings (Jan – April) or 2022 PSBA Suppliers. Be sure to let them know you were referred by PSBA for the best pricing. Also be sure to check our monthly lessons page to download helpful getting started/ordering guides.

Vendors, to request an update or to be added to this page please use the form at the bottom of the page.

Washington State

Hive 5 Bees LLC Rochester, WA
Website: Hive5Bees.com
Contact: 757-376-2821 and [email protected]
Specializing in providing high-quality 5 frame nucs. We also sell honey directly to consumers or in bulk for commercial manufacturing/production.

Belleville Honey & Beekeeping Supply Burlington, WA 360-757-1073 bellevillebees.com

Birds n’ Bees Vashon Vashon Island, WA Contact: David Skrzypek 206-463-4424 [email protected] www.vashonbees.tumblr.com Raised in the cradle of Puget Sound, we offer a limited quantity of overwintered, open-mated Russian hybrid queens and nucs. Our beekeeping is always chemical-free. Pick-up only. Vashon Island, part of unincorporated King County, is accessible by ferry and sits conveniently between West Seattle, Tacoma and greater Port Orchard. 18 years of beekeeping experience. Please email or call to order.

Cascade Natural Honey Company Bellevue, WA Contact: Cary Therriault 206.920.2150 [email protected] Experienced and Local supplier of 3-pound honey bee packages, 5-frame nucs and queens.  Your choice of Italian or New World Carnolian queens from Heitkam’s Honey Bees in Orland, California.  Typically not the first packages available.  Purposely scheduled later delivery date for more favorable queen breeding.  Local and immediate adjustment of any queen performance and warranty issues.

Coastal Farm and Ranch Auburn, WA Mount Vernon, WA Phone: 253-218-2021 http://coastalfarm.com/

Mountain Rain Bee Products 12305 28th St. Ct. E. Edgewood, WA 98372 Contact: Lincoln Mettler 253-826-3103 or cell: 253-330-4689 [email protected] 5 frame, 10 frame and 20 frame hives available in spring are from over wintered hives. May also have Old Sol queens available in the spring.  Locally raised queens available in late spring and summer.

Northwest Bee Supply Sequim, WA Contact: Mike Radford 855.796.8544 / 907-360-8182 [email protected] northwestbeesupply.com Our bees are from McMinnville, Oregon so they have only a 4 hour drive from Oregon in the early morning. We deliver 3# and 4# packages to all areas north of Portland, Seattle, Olympic Peninsula up into all the San Juan Islands, Bellingham areas. We deliver 4# and 5# packages to Whidbey Island, Vashon Island and Alaska. In the Island areas we personally fly the bees to you in our Cessna 180, instead of a 5 hour drive.

Olympic Wilderness Apiary Contact:  Dan Harvey Port Angeles, WA http://www.wildernessbees.com 360-928-3125 Since 1997 conducted accelerated natural selection from feral colonies captured in the remote Olympic Peninsula rainforests.  These Wild Survivors are crossbred with the superior mite resistance and unsurpassed hygienic traits of the best USDA Primorsky Russian and VSH lines obtainable. Hybrid stock is chemical & antibiotic free and is proven to withstand the emerging pests & pathogens currently challenging the beekeeping industry. Limited Select honeybee queens available July through September.

Rainy Day Bees Contact: Peter Nolte, Shoreline, WA 206-519-8505 [email protected] rainydaybees.com Rainy Day Bees runs numerous small urban apiaries in the Seattle area and maintains breeding yards in Shoreline and Carnation. We produce local queens, and each Spring source high quality nucleus hives from Golden West Bees, run by Eric and Randy Oliver of Scientific Beekeeping.

Seola Bee Company Contact: Brad Jones, Seattle, WA 206-612-1068 [email protected] seolabees.com Queens are generally available in June and July. If you want more than a couple, please call in advance to be sure that I have stock on hand. Call or e-mail if your needs are greater to work out a plan.

Tarboo Valley Bees Quilcene, WA (business in WA, bees come from California) Calvin Lomsdalen 1-360-301-9970 http://tarboovalleybees.org/  We at Tarboo Valley Bees pride ourselves with providing only the best quality Honey Bee Stock. This is why we mainly buy from one of the top Honey Bee Apiaries (Olivarez Honey Bees) in California. We drive to California each Spring and handpick your bees. We load and transport the bees ourselves, to assure that they are handled properly and arrive in healthy condition.

West Hill Bee Products Auburn, WA 253-839-1942 [email protected] We specialize in New World Carniolan. Our apiary is treatment-free and our stock queens are selected for gentleness, fast spring buildup, tracheal mite resistance and overwintering success. Each queen is kept in a separate nuc for continuous ovarian development and immediate recognition of a laying queen in new hives. Queen cells, virgin queens and nucs are available upon request. Queens are available throughout spring and summer. We also offer custom grafting from your queens.

Urban Bee Company Seattle, WA Bob Redmond [email protected] www.urbanbee.com


Old Sol Apiaries Rogue River, OR 541-582-2337 www.oldsolbees.com


Ferguson Apiaries Hensall, Ontario, Canada 519-236-4979 www.fergusonapiaries.on.ca

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