PACKAGES BEES 2017

Alaska Honey Bee Package Bees

Package bees & Queens for beekeeping in Alaska. This season I am only providing 3 pound package bees. Email, or call for bulk pricing on ten, or more. 2017 a package bee price is 187.50.

I sell package bees of selected genetics, that are hybrid genetics, with queen Daughters that can and will be any color hue. Do not buy bees from me if you are stuck on bees being one color. Real bees can be any color, only Man selects for color in an unnatural way. Read more at bottom of page also about Queen replacement policy.

I prefer folks to place an order by email for documentation at klm@gci.net, unless you have no email service, you can call me to order.

Orders accepted up to, and at times beyond, delivery dates. Please feel free to place an order or change an order at any time. Tentative Dates are April 20th, 23rd. Please be sure to read further for information concerning your area, some strains are restricted to certain areas because of logistics. I may add an additional distribution date if order numbers mandate it.

Strains Available

1. – Alaska Honey Bee (AHB) Currently Available for 2017 Season. Breeders are from a colonies that have been surviving winters in Alaska, untreated (ZERO anything). Breeder Daughters mated in California. Since mating is done in California with multiple drone progeny will be hybrids. Russian Base line Genetics. Substitute queens incase of mating failures will be either IRS, or Carniolan.

2. – Improved Russian Stock (IRS) Breeders From the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. Breeder Daughters mated in California. Since mating is done in California with multiple drone progeny will be hybrids. Russian, Caucasian Base Genetics. Substitute queens incase of mating failures will be either AHB, or Carniolan.

3. – Troy Hall Queen Daughters (THQD) New source honey bees for Alaska from New Hampsire. Troy Hall was mentored by Kirk Webster, and started his queen breeding operation with stock from Kirk W.. From Treatment Free Apiary. Breeder Daughters mated in California. The breeders are of Russian Base Genetics from Vermont Beekeeper Troy Hall’s Stock.

4. – New World Carniolan (NWC) First Cousin to the Russian, always a great choice.

5. – Italian – I do not consider Italian honey bees to be suitable for Alaska conditions, Always good brooding, comb builders, and honey producers. Not known to winter well in northern locations. Must have a five package bee Minimum to order Italians. 

Read more on strains, click hear.

2017 Pricing!

Pricing for 1 to 9 – 3lb. package bees with one queen.

2017 a 3lb package bee price is 187.50.


Pricing for 10 to 25 3lb. package bees is $182.00.


Over 25 email for Price, and I will email a quote back.

Extra queens available. $40.00

No hidden fees or gas charge to outlying areas where I personally deliver, there may be a gas charge on the Kenai Peninsula.

Placing an order

For documentation please email your package bee order, also I use email to create a time line for orders to be fair to all.

Email orders to klm@gci.net

I need the following information to book an order;

1. Name

2. Area for pick up / General location

3. How many Package bees desired / also add extra queens if desired

4. Strains desired

5. Phone numbers

6. If you do not have email you can phone your order to me, but I really do prefer email orders. 907-242-0588

7. How you prefer to pay, keeping in mind the $7.00 per package charge for credit card payments.

Making Payment

Please prepay by mid March. Payment is not to be made to pick up cooperators. Please USPS mail me a check payment, or I can receive payment using credit card or Paypal.

Credit Card and paypal payments will have a $7.00 service charge added to each package bee ordered.

when emailing order inform me what payment method you prefer, so I can invoice you Square or paypal in you want.

Don’t forget I add $7.00 per package bee for credit charges.

When placing an order please inform me if you want to make payment using these two methods by credit card or paypal so I can add the service charge to your total.

Please make payment when paying by check, or money order out to Keith Malone, or “Alaska Honey Bee”.

Package bee distribution dates for 2017, tentative.

Pay attention to dates designated to areas.

Areas to be distributed are;

1st April 20th, currently closed, and full. Areas to be transported to are Talkeetna, Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction. Northern area delivery is subject to a 24 hour delay for travel time. Kenai Peninsula will also come in on this date. Sarah Souders will transport to the Peninsula and hand out in that area.

2nd April 23rd, Still taking orders. Anchorage, Eagle River, and Mat-Su Valley areas will be included in this shipment.

Subject to change dependent on weather, queen mating conditions in California, and transportation scheduling, all dates are tentative. Email updates periodically.

Making Payment

Please prepay by mid March. Payment is not excepted by pick up cooperators, they are instructed not to receive payments for bees. Payment must be made to me, or Alaska Honey Bee prior to pick up. Please USPS mail me a check payment, or when emailing order inform me what payment method you prefer, so I can invoice you Square  or paypal in you want.

I can receive payment using credit card or Paypal.

Credit Card and paypal payments will have a $7.00 service charge added to each package bee ordered.

When placing an order please inform me if you want to make payment using these two methods by credit card or paypal so I can add the service charge to your total, and invoice you.

Please make payment when paying by check, or money order out to me or “Alaska Honey Bee”.

Send Payment to;

Keith Malone

Alaska Honey Bee

P.O. Box 671092

Chugiak, AK 99567

Queen replacement policy.

I have a queen replacement policy that others do not offer. Here it is, I will replace dead, failing, and missing queens from the current package bees sold this current year before the third week in May, or three weeks after package bee pick up, free of charge. Why, when other suppliers only give you a week to get replacements. I want you to enjoy, and get a good return on your initial investment in your bees. I really do not care if you accidentally kill your queen, I will replace her for free within the conditions given above. Call me and I will priority mail you a queen usually the next day or the following day. You will receive her usually in three days from mailing if Sunday does not get in the path.

What I will not do is replace a queen that you do not like the color of, since all strains in nature comes in all the color hues of Honey Bees.

In nature queens come in a variable rainbow of colors in the black, brown, and yellow hues. In nature these colors in every strain express them selfs dependent on mostly geographical reasons, Like lowland verses highlands, and latitudinal lines North verses south. In nature the bees sort this out with their mating strategies. In the artificial world of Mankind we have hybrids that are hand selected from nature to bring out unique characteristics that Mankind deems what is good. Color is one, like Italians that come in many hues are deliberately selected for the lighter hues. Some beekeepers think they are pretty.

Since the bees I sell are not pure of any strain, then queens produced may be, and can be, of any color hue honey bees come in. So I will not replace a queen that you do not like the color of. You may not like black bees, yellow bees, or let’s say tiger-striped, but you will be getting what you paid for, a hybrid bee. I sell hybrid bees.

One of the reasons other commercial queen producers put out yellow (Italian), or black Carniolan consistently is because they sort out the colors their customers demand of color. In their large operations do you think they never see opposing queen colors. The public citizen beekeeper only knows they get what they pay for.

If what it is you want is a consistently black, or yellow queen bee then you might want to buy bees from another supplier whose queen producers select for color. New World Carniolans are black, but even they can be a lighter color at times. I sell package bees of selected genetics that are hybrid genetics that can and will be any color hue.

Contact information for Alaska Honey Bee is;

907-242-0588

EMAIL; klm@gci.net

 

Keith Malone

Alaska Honey Bee

P.O. Box 671092

Chugiak, AK 99567

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