Package bees - PICKUP ONLY

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  Package contains 1.8kg of bees and a mated queen. Each kg of bees is likely to contain an average of 3500-4000 bees depending upon nectar flow situation. Packages of bees can be pre-ordered, and will be available end of November early December.  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: Packages of bees normally have a waiting time for 15-20 Days depending upon breeding conditions.    Tips for installing Packages of Bees Do not install packages in an existing yard of bees--they will drift into an established hive. Far better to install on or after dark to stop drifting. If you try to install in a daylight on a warm day, major drifting will occur and you may even end up with huge swarms hanging in the tree. Feed strong white sugar solution for at least a week to helps bees draw few frames. HBS strongly recommends using brand new equipment for your package of bees. Secondhand hive equipment could potentially contain disease spores.      New Bee Bio Security Law: As per new bee bio security law, we need to register our beehive with department of primary industries and supplies has to keep record of registration number. Please send us your registration numbers. 
For new registration, please follow below cited link. Registration number will be emailed by DPI straight away.  

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  • 5
    Package Bess

    Posted by Jenny Thompson on 27th Mar 2021

    Very healthy, decent sized package, very few dead bees. Two weeks after installing in Warre hive the colony is doing very well.

  • 5

    Posted by Scott Liddell on 8th Mar 2021

    thanks to the really helpful advice and responses to phone calls - explained the transfer process really well

  • 5
    Package of bees

    Posted by Paul Cassell on 6th Feb 2021

    I purchased my package on line and found the transaction simple , the staff and service at Hornsby Beekeeping supplies is second to none, they are friendly and happy to help with all areas of beekeeping

  • 5
    all instructions were very good, transfer to beehive went okwent

    Posted by Margaret Knapik on 26th Jan 2021

    4 days from order to delivery; good instructions, good support

  • 5
    Bees travelled well and are already thriving with nectar and pollen evident in cells

    Posted by suzie Hudson on 23rd Jan 2021

    Very helpful staff and happy bees

  • 5
    excellent service & advice

    Posted by ĺen lovelace on 22nd Jan 2021


  • 5
    New Bee Package with Queen

    Posted by Steve Jones on 13th Jan 2021

    An easy ordering and pickup process. Quite timely with good communication about the status of the order from the Hornsby folks. Also good instructions for how to install. 6 weeks later the bees appear to be doing great !

  • 5
    Strong bees

    Posted by Therese on 4th Jan 2021

    I received great instructions on what to do once I got home. Initially I was scared handling the box of bees (first time ) The clear instructions helped. The bees took to the hive very well. Going strong

  • 5
    Bee package

    Posted by Jayne Torley on 31st Dec 2020

    Received bees in excellent condition, staff were friendly and helpful during a time of uncertainty in Sydney during Covrd19 outbreak in Northern Suburbs . Hornsby - beekeeping followed all restrictive practices and provided masks . I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend to others.

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