WE LOVE BEES
Get to know the bees and the bees will get to know you!
Bees are livestock and require great care to be well taken care of. We strongly suggest taking classes, joining local groups, and getting to know local beekeepers, before beginning your beekeeping journey, to have the best chance of success at starting your own hive.
Did you know?
- Did you know that there are more than 20,000 species of bees around the world? About 1/5 of them pollinate plants across North America.
- Bees are an essential part of our agriculture, pollinating many fruits, nuts, and vegetables. Their health directly impacts food security.
”The simple fact is, if bees didn't exist, neither would humans.Marla SpivakRenowned Entomologist
The best time of year to try and get queens is April- July. Our supply comes from local beekeepers, and are subject to their availability.
We sell Italian bees, which are more commonly known for their gentle nature.
We generally start to accept preorders for bees in January of each year, for package pickup end of April/Early May.
Absolutely! Bees are livestock and we do all we can to provide each person with a quality nuc package, but we have no control over the treatment of the queen once it leaves our care. We do a quality check the morning of pickup, but check it before you go to make sure the queen is healthy and ready to go home with you.
You are welcome to call us, as most of our employees have learned the basics about bees, but we are not beekeepers so we will usually refer you to our local beekeepers, or our county Bee inspector.
I’ve called Muddy Bees Bakery multiple times regarding a bee question and have received no answer back.
We feel the importance of sharing the great value that bees are to our whole ecosystem. They are amazing little creatures that deserve our love and care.