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
Overwintered hives for sale
Equipment in excellent condition
Bees will be state inspected
Linwood J Swett Jr
86 Mason Road
Packages and nucs
Carniolan 4-frame nucs
Overwintered in Maine; gentle and productive strain
485 Middle Road
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Cooper Charolais Farm & Apiary
Packages, nucs, local queens
42 Montgomery Road
The Honey Exchange
3 lb packages with marked Russian hybrid queens, available in late April.
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)207-509 5494
No longer selling packages, instead focusing on supplying northern raised 5-frame nucleus colonies. Supply will be very limited.
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130 High St
Hope, ME 04847
Now taking orders for 3lb Italian bee packages: $135 or $140 with marked queen
Pickup dates: April 23rd and 24th, May 14th and 15th
Orders can be placed on our website
5-frame nucs, choice of Italian, Carniolan, or mite-resistant queens.
Lincoln & Karen Sennett
Maine-raised Russian hybrid and pure Russian 5-frame nucs and queens
Carniolan 4-frame nucs, inserted into your equipment
95 Paris Hill Rd.
Buckfield, ME 04220
5-frame nucs available in spring
Maine-raised queens available mid-summer
Call for pricing
2689 W RiverRd
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