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Unmated Hygienic Queens

We are now taking orders for Spring 2016.

Unmated queens are bred from our artificially inseminated, Minnesota Hygienic Italian, breeder queens. Minnesota Hygienic bees lay wall to wall, winter well, are not bad to swarm, easy to work, and are the leaders in honey production. Over the years we have tried them all, and we have never found a queen, that could out-perform our Minnesota's. We have converted several customers that will testify to that.  You may find cheaper queens, but you will not find better. Is your honey crop worth risking anything less than the best queens?

HOW AND WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY QUEEN'S

At Georgia Bee Supply, we strive to fill orders according to customer request. We ship all orders on a first come first serve basis. Queens will be available April of 2016. We will contact you to confirm your pick up or ship date when queens become available. If you have any questions, Please feel free to contact us

OUR POLICY
All sales are final on queens. No refunds. No exceptions. We do guarantee that you will receive live queens. If there is a problem and one of your queens are dead, contact us within 24 hours and we will replace your queen. We do require that the dead queen, still in the original, unopened cage, be sent back to us, via regular mail. In short, we will make sure you get live queens. That is where our warranty ends, period. We can not guarantee bees that are not under our care.

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Price: $12.00

2017 Nucs

We are now taking orders for nucs available in Spring 2017.

A nucleus colony or (nuc) is the core of a bee colony which consists of a mated queen and 4-5 frames of bees and brood of all ages. They are used by many beekeepers as a starting point for production colonies.  Most of the time nucs are transferred into larger 7, 8, or 10 frame hives, but some beekeepers prefer to keep nucs in a wooden 5 frame garden hive and simply add hive bodies and honey supers.

Our nucs are actual colonies, and they are not just frames of brood which were put together at the last minute. We will provide you with a nice vigorous colony of bees with a verifiable queen. We invite you to inspect the nuc before you leave our farm with it. All nucs will be a corrugated nuc box, so you will not be required to return any equipment to us.

Due to difficulties associated with shipping live bees, Nucs will be available for PICK UP ONLY beginning in mid April 2017 through the end of May. Please select the pick up date below that best fits your schedule. 

Special pricing and courier services may be arranged for large orders. If you have any questions please click the Contact Us tab at the top of the page.

NOTE: We work very hard to maintain our schedule, but production of bees and queens can be hindered by weather and/or other conditions beyond our control. In worse case situations, pick up dates may be delayed but we will give you as much notice as possible if there are any changes to our schedule.

 

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Price: from $160.00

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Mated Queens

We are now taking orders for Spring 2016. 

 

Our Hygienic Italian queens are bred from artificially inseminated pure Minnesota Hygienic breeder queens. These girls are famous for their hygienic behavior, their ability to winter over, mite and disease resistance, and high production of honey. 

HOW AND WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY QUEEN’S

At Georgia Bee Supply, we strive to fill orders according to customer request. We ship all orders on a first come first serve basis. Queens will be available April of 2016. We will contact you to confirm your pick up or ship date when queens become available. If you have any questions, Please feel free to contact us .

OUR POLICY
All sales are final on queens. No refunds. No exceptions. We do guarantee that you will receive live queens. If there is a problem and one of your queens are dead, contact us within 24 hours and we will replace your queen. We do require that the dead queen, still in the original, unopened cage, be sent back to us, via regular mail. In short, we will make sure you get live queens. That is where our warranty ends, period. We can not guarantee bees that are not under our care.

 

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Queen Rearing Class

HONEYBEE QUEEN PRODUCTION SCHOOL         

This is a 2 day class to be held at the community house in Waterloo GA, Beginning Friday May 27th, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

      Our company is known for producing the very best queens and package bees that money can buy. Our reputation for breeding top quality honeybee queens spans the entire USA.  Every state in the continental USA has several of our satisfied queen customers.

         After having several beekeepers, clubs, and associations showing interest in learning about the production of queen honeybees. We have decided to structure a queen production school to be held in Waterloo GA, near our queen operation. The academics will be in depth, with step by step training, covering the entire process and procedure we have developed over the past twenty years. They will match the very same process used in our commercial operation. Entailing easy to understand class room and hands on instructions, taking students from the breeder queen, grafting, all the way through the entire process to harvesting verified mated queens. The knowledge students acquire with these academics is invaluable, and will enable them the option of producing a few queens, or hundreds on a commercial scale.  

CLASS DAY 1

The subjects for the first day of class are, General Scope Of Queen Breeding, Queen Production Tools, Making A Queen Production Calendar, Breeder Queens, Breeder Hives, Breeder Frames, Making Up Starter Hives, Preparing For The Graft, The Cell Bars, The Wax Melter, The Cell Cup Jig, Making Wax Queen Cell Cups, Welding Cell Cups Onto Cell Bars, Plastic Cell Cups and Cell Bar Frames. The above tasks will be done in a way that every student gets hands on experience until they have the process mastered. Since the students will be enrolled well in advance of the class date, we will have enough equipment so that a class of up to 25 students can be divided in groups of 10 and given plenty of time to learn and be comfortable with each task. In completion of the first day of class, we will perform an actual graft so that every student has the chance to graft larvae from a breeder frame into the cell cups, which have been made by the students. They will put their grafts into the starter hives. Afterwards the students will participate in staging up finisher hives, return to the class for open discussion, recap summary and be dismissed for the day.

CLASS DAY 2

The subjects for the second day of class are, Hair Roller Cages, Harvesting Virgin Queens or Using Ripe Queen Cells, Making Queen Candy, Queen Cages, Bank Frames, Banking Virgin and Mated Queens, Mating Nucs, Harvesting Queens, Battery Boxes, Marking and Clipping Queens, How to Market and Ship Queens.

The above task will be done in a way that every student gets to make queen candy and make up both types of queen cages. Then they will suit up and remove the grafts from the starter hives from the day before, do a cell count of started cells and place them into the finisher hives. The rest of the process will be covered in the classroom as it will be the 14th day before the hair rollers/harvesting ripe cells can be done, the 16th day when the cells are due to hatch, and the 18th day when it is time to harvest the virgin queens to be banked or introduced into a mating nuc. Also covered will be the subject of mating nuc management and knowing when to harvest the mated queens. How to mark and or clip queens. The use of battery boxes, how to ship virgin or mated queens. All of which is covered in detail inside the students manual which they keep as part of the class. Next will be an open discussion on queen production, and graduation certificates being issued to each student.

                                                                    POLICY & RATES

Each student will be required to have sent in their enrollment form with their class fee and have it in our office thirty days prior to the scheduled class date. Due to cost, we reserve the right to cancel in advance, or reschedule for another class date, any class which does not have enough enrollments to warrant giving a class. If your class is completely canceled we will issue a refund. Please be sure this is what you want to do before enrolling. There will be no refunds other than previously noted.  If a student has a problem, and can’t make the class, a credit will be issued to that student so they can attend the next available class. Payments are to be made out to Georgia Bee Supply in the form of check or money order and mailed to: Georgia Bee Supply, 196 Tugaloo Circle, Chula, GA 31733. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, and PayPal. You can also check out on our website to enroll. 

The cost of the school is $250.00 per student. We are looking forward to extending our queen production methods to you and hope to see you in the classroom. The knowledge you will gain in this class will last you a lifetime, enabling you to expand and greatly increase your profits in beekeeping. Looking forward to meeting you and working with the bees together.

This is a 2 day class to be held at the community house in Waterloo GA, Beginning Friday May 27th, 2016 at 9:00 AM.  

Please Be Sure To Sign Up and Send In Your Payments 30 Days Prior To The School Date

 

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Price: $250.00

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Package Bees

Georgia Bee supply's 3 lb package bees are produced right here on our farm in South GA. Each package of bees includes one of our mated, verified laying queens, 3 lbs of our mite and disease resistant Italian honey bees, and as a bonus we throw in extra bees.  Our apiary is routinely inspected by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and we are licensed queen, package bee, and honey producers. Each package we sell includes a certification label attached to the outside of the package. 

 

Due to difficulties associated with shipping live bees, Packages will be available for PICK UP ONLY beginning in March 2017 through the end of May.

Please select the pick up date below that best fits your schedule. 

Special pricing and courier services may be arranged for large orders. If you have any questions please click the Contact Us tab at the top of the page.

NOTE: We work very hard to maintain our schedule, but production of package bees and queens can be hindered by weather and/or other conditions beyond our control. In worse case situations, pick up dates may be delayed but we will give you as much notice as possible if there are any changes to our schedule.

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Sale

We developed the 7 frame bee hive by combining all the important elements from a 10 frame hive and a 5 frame nucleus hive. We use these hives on our honey farm and we were so impressed with them, we are now replacing all of our 10 frame equipment and here’s why:

First there’s the entrance: It is easier for the guard bees to control infiltration of pest and robbers because there is only an 1 1/8 entrance hole. The traditional hive has a 3/4 inch gap all the way across the front of the hive making it very difficult to guard.

Next there’s the natural shape: Bees prefer to live in a hollow tree in the woods with a small entrance and they like to work upwards and not sideways. Ever noticed how long it takes bees to draw out the outside frames in a 10 frame hive? The 7 frame hive is only 12″ in width, making it the perfect balance of comfort for the bees and stability for the beekeeper. The smaller size also reduces fatigue when handling hives or supers filled with honey. A built-in bottom board creates fewer parts to keep up with and gives the hive body strength and stability.

Over Wintering: The more natural size of the hive helps reduce loss of bees in the winter. Bees cluster in the center of the hive during the winter to create a source of heat, and because the hive is smaller it enables the bees to keep a comfortable temperature within the smaller space. It is much more difficult for bees to heat a large 10 frame hive.