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Package Bees and Queens


Friends and customers helping unloadFriends and customers helping unload

 setting out our own packages Sunday Morningsetting out our own packages Sunday Morning










We are currently taking orders for packages and queens for the 2019 season. Packages will arrive on April 13, 2019. Package Bee day is a big and important day for beekeepers and our family. For us it is the beginning of the bee season and all our family comes together to make this day work. My son's family, my sister Lisa, and other extended family and friends.  It is a great time for all of us and our customers as we make new bee friends and help everyone with there needs.  We will again have 3# packages of Italian or Carniolan's and queen bees from Can-Am Apiaries in Orland, CA. Leonard and Linda Pankratz have been with us for over 24 years and provide quality Italian and Carniolan packages and queens. Package bee day will be April 13, 2019. All you need to do is call the shop 509-924-6669 or email us at We will need name, address, phone number and email address and whether you want Carniolan or Italian. Make sure you have a confirming email or phone call with pricing by March 16, 2019. It helps us if you email your order.


                                       Package Pricing 2019

Our packages are 3# of bees with a queen. We always try to get marked queens for our packages but it is not always possible. We don't ship packages.

  •    3# Carniolan Packages        Pricing is $145.00 with tax $157.76
  •    3# Italian Packages              Pricing is $145.00 with tax $157.76

   Queen Pricing  2019 

California Queens

Queens are available from April 13 till Aug 30, 2019


  •    Carniolan Queen                              Pricing is $41.36 with tax $45.00
  •    Italian Queen                                    Pricing is $41.36 with tax $45.00

                                            Mountain Top Queens

                                    Available Mid Summer

  • Local Grown Mt Spokane Queens      Pricing TBA

Local beekeepers have been attempting to raise Local queens on a small scale for the past few years. These queens are proven Daughters of proven 2 to 3 year old Tiger Queens. They are mated in remote beeyards with selected drone mother hives.


  • Queen mothers selected by:    
    • Long lived 2-3 years old with hygienic traits
    • High Honey production
    • Good overwintering traits
    • 4+frames of brood in March for early buildup
    • 2+ frames of honey remaining
  • Queens stays in mating nuc until eggs, larva and capped brood are produced which increases queen introduction and proven queen.


Tiger Queens are Carniolan/Caucasian mixed stock.     

 Note: When ever possible we purchase Marked queens.

We do ship queens in the Pacific Northwest only