Bee Availability List for 2020

This is a list of bee suppliers that NWDBA is aware of for 2020.  NWDBA puts this list together to help our club members find out about possible sources of bee packages, nucs, and queens.  However, we make no representation that these are particularly good suppliers – it is merely the complete list of those that we are aware of.  We also in no way guarantee that these prices are correct.  They are simply what we were last told.  If you are a supplier and would like to be added to the list or see that information listed for you is incorrect please send an email to

Apiary of Bear Creek 206.794.8617 Woodinville, WA
Early bird special – 50% down towards all orders placed before February 1st gets the worm!
Call Stephanie for special pricing on both Italians & Carniolans.

Snohomish Bee Company

(360) 568-2191
At this time we are offering Italian Honeybee Packages (Dr. Steve Sheppard Stock) from our longtime supplier in Palo Cedro California. We are also offering, for the second year, Golden West Apiary Nucleus Hives. We will also be offering Carniolan queens from CF Kohnen & Son, Survivor Stock & Caucasian Queens from Old Sol and Italian Queens.

Order your bees here

Our Italian Packages for 2020:
4lb. Italian Package w/ unmarked queen (Only available on the first delivery) $ 150* + tax
4lb. Italian Package w/ a marked queen (Only available on the first delivery) $ 160* + tax
3lb. Italian Package w/ unmarked queen $135* + tax
3lb. Italian Package w/ a marked queen. $ 145* + tax

Our Golden West Apiaries Nucs for 2020:
Nuc Details: Nucs provided to us from Golden West Apiaries are sold in Jester EZ Nuc corrugated plastic reusable nuc boxes with 5 deep frames.

Larry Brainard

(425) 478-0575
5-Frame – $215 that include: Northwest Bees; a mated Queen; 2-3 frames of brood & 2-3 frames of stores (nectar, pollen & honey) and the nuc box. Queens are guaranteed up to 10 days following the date of delivery.
The estimated date of delivery is April through Mid-May. The Nucs will be available for pickup in Larry’s Lynnwood yard. Please bring cash payment to our February meeting or make alternative arrangements with Larry.

Miller Compound HoneyBees and Agriculture

You can find them on Facebook.
Lauri Miller (253) 843-1319

Queens will be available mid-May. Queen cells will available early May, mated queens mid to late May, depending on the weather.
$45 for one mated queen, $40 each 2 or more. Queen cells are $10 each, 30 or more are $8 each.

Hive 5 Bees
Kevin Mills –, Cell 757-376-2821 or to order. All orders (except large bulk orders 50+) are pre-paid. Nucs available 1st and 2nd week of April.
Pre-sales prices:
Nuc – $155, stocked with Kona queen (Italian/Carnolian mix)
Make sure to check out our testimonials via Facebook (Hive 5 Bees)

Old Sol Apiaries

(541) 582-2337
We will be selling Caucasian (WSU/Shepard/Cobey) stock and Survivor Stock nucs. Will have nucs available in May. Exact date TBD.
Mated Queens – $40 available in mid-Spring. Will do bulk shipping of queens to save if several club members combine orders.
There is a wealth of information about our queens online at our website

Northwest Bee Supply
Mike Radford Toll Free: (855) 796-8544 or (907)360-8182
Northwest Bee Supply Sequim, WA 98382
The two types we will have are this years queens and survivor queen 5 Frame Nucs.
175.00 and 195.00 respectively.
The Nucs get built in early April depending on Queens.
The delivery times will be about three to four weeks later. Depending on how the Nucs mature. This depends on weather of course.

Olympic Wilderness Apiary
Port Angeles 360-928-3125
Local PNW Bred Wild Survivor Queens
Disease Resistant & Mite Tolerate Caucasian-VSH-Russian-Feral Hybrids
Overwintered Breeder Queens; LIMITED AVAILABILITY: SUMMER Nucs & SELECT Queens. We also offer good clean used equipment.
Call to order 360 928 3125

Seth Smith of Skagit Valley Beekeepers Association
Call 360-770-0481 for updates
First delivery will be about mid-April give or take a week and the second about the 3rd week of May.
Nucs – $160
Queens – $25
Queen cells will be available – $5, please pre order for a specific date.

Cascade Natural Honey Company
Cary Therriault 206.920.2150

Dave Schiefelbein 206.633.2828
Online store for honey bee purchases:

3lb package – $159.09, Choice of Italian or New World Carniolan
5 frame Nuc – $235.45, Our nucs have been set up 4+ weeks prior to sale. We call them “aged” nucs. They have been professionally patterned and graded. All brood comes from the queen that is included with the nuc.
Mated queen – $45 We have mated queens available from April through October. Pick up will be in Bellevue or West Seattle.

Cascadia Apiary Supply
Woodinville WA
Choice of Carniolan or Italian:
3lbs Packages with Marked Queen – $150
5-frame Nucs (Queen is not marked) – $190
Queens – $45
Estimated delivery: April 17/18
Order online

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