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Offline chetwynd

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Where to buy bees in Northern California?
« on: March 24, 2006, 07:48:32 PM »
Hi! I'm getting back into the hobby after being out of it for a few years. I think when I originally got into the hobby about 5 years ago, I purchased bees from someone in Georgia or something, and I seem to remember them getting stuck at the post office and most of them dying. But anyway, I'd like to find a source of good bees here in Northern California. Or, if anyone knows of a good reliable source somewhere else that can ship them to me, that's fine too.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Offline thegolfpsycho

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Where to buy bees in Northern California?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2006, 08:40:50 PM »
There are quite a few suppliers in Northern California.  Koehnen is one of the largest producers of queens, and shakes alot of packages up there in Glenn.  There are a couple more in Chico and I think there might be some in Red Bluff.  I believe there is another in Marysville.  I'm having trouble with names at the moment, but I'll add them if they come to me.  Lots of options to choose from out there.  These should get you started.

Dadant
15 C Valley Ct.
Chico, CA 95973
Ph: 530-893-0921
Fax: 530-893-0922
Toll Free Order: 1-877-332-3268

Dadant
2765 South Golden State Blvd.
P.O. Box 2837
Fresno, CA 93745
Ph: 559-495-0230
Fax: 559-495-0232
Toll Free Order: 1-877-432-3268

Olivarez Honey Bees
1750 Dayton Dr
Chico, Ca 95928
530-865-0298

Koehnen and Son
3131 Highway 45   Glenn, California 95943
(530) 891-5216   (530) 934-5216   FAX (530) 934-2613
bees@koehnen.com

Offline chetwynd

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thanks!
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2006, 08:57:44 PM »
Thanks, I'll take a look up there. Any names would really help!

Offline Jack Parr

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Where to buy bees in Northern California?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2006, 10:29:33 AM »
Both the American Bee Journal and   Bee Culture have adverts for all the bee stuff producers including breeders of KINGS, and even QUEENS and their courts.

Ever the jesters. :P

Offline Kirk-o

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bees in northern cal
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2006, 02:55:06 PM »
I had a hard time finding any that would mail found Coma apiaries in Northern Calidfornia they have a web site to
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Offline chetwynd

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thanks!
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2006, 10:31:42 PM »
thanks guys for the help!

Offline AdmiralD

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Where to buy bees in Northern California?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2006, 01:50:40 AM »
There are a couple of commercial beekeepers in Redding, California. One of them is Wooten's Goldenqueens and you can email him here...

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