Package bees are available in late April or early May, and are supplied by BZ Bee Pollination. Actual delivery date is weather-dependent. They are three pound package bees with either Carniolian or Italian queens mated in the beautiful Capay Valley and Lake Berryessa areas. The cost for 2015 is $85 each, which is relatively inexpensive considering you can pick them up in Santa Cruz. Interested parties should feel free to contact me with questions. Orders need to be in April 1 and have a very legible phone order with the check. James will call folks a week or so ahead of the pickup day. Package bees are a reliable way to get introduced to beekeeping, I usually think of them as an ant farm for big kids!
James Cook 507 Fair Ave 415 613 6975
Call James with you order or see him at a meeting!