Buy Bees

As far as I know you can still get bees this spring from the following sources (NOTE: The Cookeville Beekeepers Assn. does not endorse or prefer any of the following vendors.  All transactions are between the buyer and seller.  Cookeville Beekeepers association provides the following list for informational purposes only):

Bruce Wilson – 931-445-3821 / 931-644-9871 – is taking orders for 3# package bees to be delivered near the end of April.

Bobby Carter – 931-526-7981 is taking orders for 3#  package bees to be delivered around May 22.

James Murph – 5 frame deep nucs for pickup only in Lebanon TN,  615-519-2975  henrysforkhopper@att.net

Kelley Beekeeping

Hardeman Apiaries
P.O. Box 214
Mount Vernon, GA 30445
Phone: 912-583-2710

Roberts Bee Company (aka – H&R Apiaries)

20 thoughts on “Buy Bees”

  1. If anyone still wants to get on our first load, you may want to call asap. We only have 100 PKGS left to sale for the Ap3 load. But Bruce will be going to Wilbanks again on Ap 23 and can get more for people then. Call 931-445-3821, or 931-644-9871. The Wilsons.

      1. BJ each Pkg bees are $98 unmarked and $102 if queens are marked. Bruces next delivery is April 24 to Cookeville Lowes. If you want on that load, give us a call. 931-644-9871. The Wilsons

  2. Hello the Carters & Wilsons. A 3lb package of bees is approximately 10,000 bees so could I buy just 1 package & 3 more queens and split them up into 4 different hives? Thanks

    1. Jethro,
      Bruce Wilson will be going to Ga to pick up 3lb Pkgs of Three Band Italian w/queen included., on April 3 and again April 23. If u need bees, gives us a call 931-644-9871 or 931-445-3821.

    2. Wilbanks does not recommend splitting any of the Pkg bees, since they are still young bees. Though many bee clubs so it’s ok. We do NOT.
      I guess it’s a decision each individual will have to make for themselves.

  3. I am very interested in buying a package of bees for the coming spring, (2017.) I am in Cosby, Tennessee, and would love to have bees from somewhere sort of close so that they will be well adapted to the climate. Is there anyone within a couple hours drive who you could recommend?

    Alyson

    1. Alyson,
      We are planning on making two trips in the Spring of 2017. For 2016, we charged $85.00 per 3lb Pkg of 3 band Italians, but we are expecting a price increase from the Apiary where we purchase the package bees in GA. We are thinking that 2017 prices will be $90.00 per package. You can pick up here in Cookeville, TN or we usually have a drop off in Athens, TN. I’m not sure which would be closer for you. We would be happy to provide you with references. Feel free to give us a call at 931-239-8275. Thanks, The Carters.

      1. I’m definitely interested in buying a 3lb package from you in 2017. What’s the best way to keep in touch with you?
        Melanie

        1. Melanie,
          Bruce delivers in Hixson, Spring City, Crossville, Monterey, Cookeville and Lebanon at Wilson County Fair Grounds. He has 2 pickup dates, April 3, and April 23. Give us a call if you can come to one of these spots to pick up bees. 931-445-3821 or 931-644-9871. The Wilsons

    2. I’m not sure where Cosby Tn is. Bruce delivers in Hixson, Spring City, Crossville, Monterey, Cookeville and Lebanon at Wilson County Fair Grounds. He has 2 pickup dates, April 3, and April 23. Give us a call if you can come to one of these spots to pick up bees. 931-445-3821 or 931-644-9871. The Wilsons

  4. I am thinking of getting some bees but not sure what to get or what I need to get started. What type of Bees do you sell and what do you offer ofr the first time buyer as in starter kits?

    If you do offer kits where would I have to go to pick them up at? I live in Jackson County.

    1. Edward,
      Bruce delivers in Hixson, Spring City, Crossville, Monterey, Cookeville and Lebanon at Wilson County Fair Grounds. He has 2 pickup dates, April 3, and April 23. Give us a call if you can come to one of these spots to pick up bees. 931-445-3821 or 931-644-9871. Cookeville would probably be better for you. The Wilsons

    2. Edward, we pick up Three Banded Italians from Wilbanks Apairies in Ga. Bruce will be going Ap 3 and again on Ap 23. If you need bees, give us a call at 931-644-9871 or 931-445-3821. We will deliver to Cookeville on April 4 and then go on down to Wilson County Fair Grounds to deliver there also. The Wilsons.

    3. Edward we pick up Pkgs of bees for people to put into their hives. If we can be of help give us a call. Bruce will deliver to Cookeville Lowes again April 24 at 8:30 am. 931-644-9871

  5. This is pricing from years past. If you want to buy bees, prices this year, 2016 are $95.00 per 3lb Pkg of 3 band Italians. If you want your queen marked, add $4.00 . We have sold out of bees for the April 5 load. So if you still need bees and want to get on the list for May 2, give us a call at 931-445-3821 or 931-644-9871. The Wilsons

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