Sunday, February 19, 2017


During the past weekend with its unusually warm weather I hope you took the opportunity to inspect your apiary on the condition of your bees.  If you have deadouts to replace or are expanding here is a short listing of area bee package suppliers. 2017 package prices are up slightly from last year.   The order of this listing is purely arbitrary.  I am sure there are other Wisconsin package and nuc suppliers. Sometimes if you pool with other beekeepers for a large quantity buy you can get a discount and save on pickup costs. 

ECWBA makes no endorsements of any suppliers. 

Heritage Honeybee LLC (bought Lee Hiene’s package business)-319-321-2494

Dadant & Sons in Watertown, Wi.-contact Brian Lox at 920-261-5363

HoneyBeeWare    Greenville, Wi.
$135 per 3lb package

Fleet Farm-Appleton, Green Bay, Plymouth, Stevens Point only.
$133.50 per 3lb package      Order by Feb 28th

Kelly Beekeeping-ships via USPS Priority mail to your local Post Office
Italians-$128.50      Russians-$133.50  Shipping is extra

Henry’s-Redgranite, Wi.    John Piechowski  920-566-2855  5 frame nucs or call 1-352-348-4002

Hansen Honey Farm, 3279 US-8, Rhinelander, Wi.  54501  715-369-0383 and queens

Sweet Mountain Farm-see ECWBA web site

Craigslist listings
Jim 920-550-9536   3lb package $120  Italian or Carniolan

Josh  in Sarona, Wi.   715-651-6600   Nucs $135   

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