Package bees - PICKUP ONLY

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Italian Bees

Package contains 4lbs of bees and a mated queen. Each pound of bees is likely to contain an average of 3500-4000 bees. A 4-pound package should be equivalent to 12000-14000 bees depending upon nectar flow.

Packages of bees can be pre-ordered, and will be available end of October early November.  We will notify you a day or two before the packages are ready to be collected.

Please note that live bee packages cannot be sent by mail. Please choose whether you wish to collect from the Hornsby or Mt Druitt branch.

Note: We have delivered our last package of bees delivery. Next cycle Mid to Late October 2019. 

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  • 5
    Bee package

    Posted by Cliff on 23rd Dec 2017

    Healthy girls , drawing comb and Queen has started laying . Couldn’t ask for more !

  • 4
    Package of bees

    Posted by brian taylor on 2nd Nov 2017

    Hi, I picked up my package on Wednesday arvo and I am happy with the bees. They appear to be very quiet and have settled in. I don't know if the queen is out yet but I am sure she will be fine.
    The only problem that I have is that I found a larvae of what I think is Wax Moth. hopefully the only one and it is interesting to see one any way.

  • 4
    Package bees

    Posted by Suzette on 29th Oct 2017

    Simple process to follow and the bees have been easy to handle and are busy doing what they do best....

  • 4
    Great Temprament

    Posted by Rick Allen on 4th May 2017

    Mine and the girls! Lovely bees - busy and friendly. Great service for HBeeK.
    Good advice. Good bees. Happy Days!
    I look forward to an ongoing relationship - with my Bees and HbeeK

  • 5
    5 Star experience

    Posted by Dianne Toshack on 3rd May 2017

    I have purchased two Packages of bees in recent months. The bees are very placid and easy to work with. The assistance I received from Hornsby Bee keeping Supplies was very reassuring as I am a newbee. Great products and great service. Wouldn't purchase anywhere else.

  • 5
    Great Price / Great Bees

    Posted by Trevor Romer on 31st Jan 2017

    Arrived late in afternoon & the store was buzzing with people picking up their bees and lots & lots of bees. Placed my two boxes in the boot and drove carefully & without delay to home. I had already prepared two hives & proceeded to "install" the bees. Having watched every available video on youtube I knew what to do. After a number fumbling attempts I succeeded in getting the bulk of bees into the hives & placed the uncorked (with candy) queen cage in the top of the super. This was made much easier by the fact that they are very friendly bees & I didn't need to use any smoke. Some weeks on now and the two hives are filling up with brood &, already, some honey.

  • 5
    Bees for the backyard

    Posted by Sarah on 30th Dec 2016

    The package of bees purchased recently settled in really well. Lovely gently bees and the staff were super helpful.
    I'd recommend giving customers the heads up how long the bees need feeding once settled into their home location upon placing their order and a little more information about what to expect in the first few weeks. Super mellow bees, looking forward to checking their handiwork ;)

  • 5
    Friendly & Relaxed

    Posted by Barry Newton on 28th Nov 2016

    Hornsby Beekeeping-supplies is staffed by friendly, relaxed, knowledgeable, and accommodating people. The package bees are pretty much the same.

  • 5
    Healthy girls

    Posted by Deirdre on 21st Nov 2016

    I collected my package Bees with Mated Queen and have installed them with no problems. Good clear & easy instructions on how best to do this when picking up the girls. The bees are very happy in their new hive and very placid. Very happy with them.