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
MIKSABEES@Gmail.com or call 1-352-348-4002
Hansen Honey Farm, 3279 US-8, Rhinelander, Wi. 54501 715-369-0383
Hansenhoneyfarm.com/t/bees and queens
Sweet Mountain Farm-see ECWBA web site
Jim 920-550-9536 3lb package $120 Italian or Carniolan
Josh in Sarona, Wi. 715-651-6600 Nucs $135