Packages are supplied by the Lazy Bee Ranch, Zack Owens. Each package contains 3 pounds of bees (approx 10,000 bees) along with a mated queen of the race ordered. Italian queens tend to be slightly larger with a more distinctive gold and black banding while Carniolan queens tend to be smaller and darker with less distinctive banding.
Each has it own unique set of characteristics and you can read more about their differences in this Bee Source article.
Package delivery is expected to be the last week of April.
You will be notified of the exact day, time, and pickup location as the delivery date approaches. It is very important that you pick up your packages in a timely manner as we have no facilities to keep packages in storage for any amount of time.
If you are only buying one race of bees, click on the appropriate "Add to Cart" button which will take you to the Paypal page where you can change the quantity. If you are ordering both Italians and Carniolans, click on the "Continue Shopping" link at Paypal to get back to the page and then click on "Add to Cart" under the other race. When you get to Paypal again, it will show both kinds and you can adjust the quantity before checking out.
There is an option to pay with a credit or debit card at the bottom of the Paypal window if you don't have a Paypal account.
Terms & Conditions: The Brighton Bee Club ("the Club") is only acting as a central point to collect money for the Lazy Bee Ranch ("the Vendor") who will be providing the packages. The Club will not be responsible for the bees themselves. Once sales are closed, approximately mid-March, the Club cannot offer any refunds and any questions regarding refunds or the condition of the bees should be addressed to the Vendor. Prior to the closing of sales, refunds will be handled by the Club. Any refunds will be charged a 3% processing fee.
By placing any orders with us, you acknowledge that your have read and accept the Terms & Conditions as outlined above. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact
Dan Rau at (303) 659-4106.
We tentavely have 2 delivery dates this year: 28 April and 13 May. These dates are subject to last minute changes, normally due to weather.
We do not know how many packages will be available for the first date so it will be a first-come first-serve situation. Please indicate which date you prefer to receive your package(s) when filling out the form in step #1. You will be notified of your delivery date once we get a firm count on how many packages will be in the first shipment. You can also split your packages between the two delivery dates if that makes it easier for you. Just identify how you want them split in the comment box.
Please fill out the form below. Once you have filled out this form, then go on to step #2 to continue to Paypal to make your payment. Your order will be finalized once payment (step #2) has been made. Step #1 tells us how many of each type you want and step #2 is where you pay for the total quantity of packages ordered. If the total count of #1 and #2 don't agree, we'll be in contact with you.
#1 - Give us some information we'll need to complete your order: Please hit "submit" after filling out the form below. You will be returned to this page to complete step #2.
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#2 - Pay for your selection. Note: Quantity is the total number of packages being ordered: