Below is a link to the annual package bee and queen price list that I compile each year. It looks as though package prices have gone up again. Some things to note about the list:
1. I compile the list on my own each year for my personal use so that I can compare prices/costs/availability of products, etc. As such, the suppliers on the list merely represent those from whom I might consider ordering bees. Please do not interpret the absence of any particular supplier/queen producer as an evaluation of their services/product - likely, I either don't know about them, they can't get bees to me or it is simply an oversight.
2. The comments/experiences on the list are, again, my own. They are not intended as an endorsement of any one supplier/queen producer over another. They are merely my experiences with some of the vendors and the comments can (and have) changed over time as my experiences with vendors grows.
3. The list is still incomplete. Some of the larger suppliers (like Koehnen, for instance) have still not published their prices. As such, I will likely be updating the list through January.
4. If you are a queen breeder/package or nuc producer and you wish to be included on the list, please send me (through PM) the following info: Name, address, contact info (phone, email, website), breed of bees, products offered, prices and shipping to my zip (58601). I am mostly interested in vendors who are willing to ship bees/queens to my location.