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PLEASE READ POSTAL SHIPPING PROBLEMS AND UPS SHIPPING AND "NEXT DAY AIR" Policy AS WELL AS, QUEEN ARRIVAL/INTRODUCTION, AND REFUND POLICIES BEFORE PLACING ORDERS! NO EXCEPTIONS! Our Terms and conditions MUST be checked and AGREED to, or your order will NOT process! THIS IS A CONTRACT! So please read FIRST before ordering! Thank you!
WELCOME TO MIKES BEES AND HONEY!
WELCOME to Mikes Bees and Honey! The Home of Quality Queen bees! Russian, Italian, Cordovan, Carniolan, Minnesota Hygienic, and Breeder Queens, Instrumentally Inseminated Queen bees! I offer Custom Insemination services, Fresh Drone Semen, Pure Honey, Observation hives and Hardwood Bee Equipment, Honeybee removal services. I emphasize Quality over quantity and non use of chemicals in the bee hives as this I believe is NOT good for the bees or us. I am in Northern Ohio, about 2.5 hours from the Canadian border. My Queen Bees are NOT mass produced and "culls" are destroyed as they would not be good producers. Genetic selection and Instrumental Insemination are the basis for my Queens and they are raised from the gentlest hives that are mite resistant and winter hardy and outstanding producers!
April 19 2018 snow! No spring yet!
April 19, 2018 Nucs in snow!
UPDATE FOR 5/25/2018!
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
Finally we have Spring! 1 month +, later than normal! We plan to begin shipping Out the OLDEST orders first after the Memorial Day Holiday!
We are SORRY for the delay but this is in God's and Nature's hands.
2018 NUCS SOLD
MID-JULY, 2018 QUEEN BEES ORDER NOW!
Queen bees are 1 Queen Bee and 6 to 8 worker bees in the small 3 hole introduction cage.
THEY ARE NOT for starting a colony! You Need to buy Package bees or a Nucleus colony!
Please remember when ordering, I am In Northern OHIO, only 2 hours from Canada, so our weather may be much colder or different from your area, and this affects breeding and shipping of orders!
I AM HONORED FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND THANK YOU!
NO ORDERS OVER 5 Queens at a time in any variety or combination!
5 only Please!
HIVE FRESH HONEY NOW AVAILABLE IN SIZES UP TO 1 GALLON!
NO UNPAID ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED!
The bee hive fresh, raw, pure honey I sell here is fresh and naturally produced without chemicals. I also have bee removal services available both for swarms and removal from buildings and also have available hand built Observation hives and quality beekeeping equipment, made from walnut, cherry and oak wood and other hardwoods ! Even the frames are also of the same type of wood as the hive ordered! I again thank you for stopping by my site and looking at my products where I emphasize Quality over quantity! Sincerely Michael!
I AM VERY SORRY FOR SHIPPING DELAYS, AS I CANNOT CONTROL THE WEATHER or EVENTS!
Due to the nature and Unpredictability of weather and conditions beyond My control as weather conditions will affect mating and shipping of the Queen bees! I want to make sure the queens delivered are highest quality, laying Queens for your bees! I hope to serve YOU, my customers for many years! If the temp is in the 90's or 40's here in Forest, Ohio I will delay shipping, to protect the Queen Bees! The Queens WILL DIE in shipping as closed trucks to airports, or other. The queens have no ventilation, and or heat in a closed truck etc. and the poor Queens or Nucs will cook or freeze! Please understand me this is to protect the Bees and your purchase money! I thank you all for your business! Sincerely, Michael
Note: All prices in US Dollars
WE NO LONGER SHIP QUEEN BEES BY PRIORITY MAIL, AS IT CAN TAKE UP TO 7 DAYS AND DEAD QUEENS ARE NOT COVERED NOR POSTAGE FOR DEAD/LATE ARRIVAL WE ONLY SHIP EXPRESS MAIL OR UPS AIR! I AM SORRY BUT IT PROTECTS THE QUEENS FROM DYING IN SHIPPING!
THE US POSTAL SERVICE HAS ADDED A "Special Handling fee" for lives. approximately $10.00 for (Queen Bees, Nucs) I am sorry, But I have had to add this cost to shipping fees.
NUC COLONIES SHIPPED BY USPS MAIL ONLY PER THEIR AVAILABLE METHODS! NO UPS SERVICE FOR NUCS IS AVAILABLE DUE TO RESTRICTIONS ON LIVE BEES/NUCLEUS COLONIES