Honey Bees and Queen Suppliers
The following Maine suppliers offer packages, “nucs” and queens
Back Ridge Bee Farm
5-frame nucs and packages
Mary Jo and Shawn Kinney
207-479-1584 or 207-930-0099
Backwoods Bee Farm
3 lb. Italian packages
Chris and Vanessa Rogers
Bear Mountain Apiaries
Retiring after 70 years of beekeeping!
Linwood J Swett Jr
86 Mason Road
Packages and nucs
Carniolan 4-frame nucs
Overwintered in Maine; gentle and productive strain
485 Middle Road
Cooper Charolais Farm & Apiary
Packages, nucs, local queens
42 Montgomery Road
The Garden Apiary at Ridge Mist
10 frame medium nucs inserted into your equipment,
overwintered in Maine
5 frame nucs (Buckfast bees) with overwintered queen
10 frame overwintered hives
The Honey Exchange
3 lb packages with marked Russian hybrid queens, available in late April.
Our nucs are raised by a trusted bee supplier. We inspect each nuc to ensure it is strong and ready for installation into its hive. Marked or unmarked queens. Available in early May.
636 Coopers Mills Rd
Maine Bee Company
3-lb packages with hybrid queens (May delivery)
3-frame Apiary Booster/ utility nucs (June–September)
5-frame northern nucleus colonies (limited availability) in early June with our proven Maine Bee Company Heritage Queens
Maine Bee Company Heritage Queens available June–September
-Queen cells in protectors
5 frame nucs and queens through spring and summer. Queens are raised and open-mated in isolated areas in Maine.
All queens are F1 generation. Choose from
VSH Carniolan, VSH Pol-line and Italian queens.
Nubia and Paul Borowski
Sangerville (southern Piscataquis County)
Now taking orders for 3lb Italian bee packages: $145 or $150 with marked queen
Pickup dates: April 21st and 22nd, May 12th and 13th
Orders can be placed on our website
463 Mills Rd
5-frame nucs, choice of Italian, Carniolan, or mite-resistant queens.
Lincoln & Karen Sennett
Maine-raised Russian F1 hybrid and pure Russian 5-frame nucs and queens with positive VSH Trait
Carniolan 4-frame nucs, inserted into your equipment
95 Paris Hill Rd.
5-frame nucs available in spring
Maine-raised queens available mid-summer
Call for pricing
2689 W RiverRd
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