Minnesota Package Bees for Sale
As a beekeeping business located on the border of MN and WI, Kinnickinnic Bees is located within 30 minutes of the Minneapolis/ St. Paul making package bee pickup simple. But if your not within driving distance of River Falls, WI, then we can ship you the bees anywhere in MN.
Why We Think Our Bee Packages are the Best in Minnesota
Our bee packages are mite-resistant and come from breeder queens from Latshaw Apiaries who focus on hygienic behavior, gentle temperament, and good honey production. The result is durable queens that have lasted into their 5th year (Read that again) while doing so with no treatment (That's Right!). It is not only a good choice for backyard beekeepers but also for your bee business.
Minnesota is one of the coldest places in the United States, making it a location to challenge even the most experienced beekeeper. That's why buying bee packages with cold weather hardy honey bees are so important. With Minnesota weather, winter temperatures can get down below -40ºF the winter and summers can easily blast 100ºF, so its important that package bees for sale are up for the task to make your backyard hive or small commercial operation successful. An insulated hive wouldn't hurt either, though. 😉
Our Bees for Sale in Minnesota
We run our own operation treatment-free, so selling bees that come off almonds, which are stressed, and have been heavily treated to keep them alive, isn't exactly our cup of tea. Most of the packages bees sold in MN are managed as a commodity, and we decided to offer something higher in quality and more aligned with our principles. So we are happy to provide package bees for sale that have mite-resistant* qualities.
*Unless you are a treatment-free beekeeper or know what to look for, we recommend continuing your management strategies. However, these bees are a good choice in starting your treatment-free strategies.
Each of our packages for sale are provided with a newly mated queen that is the offspring of a breeder queen from Latshaw. Many of these breeder queens are in the 5th year of production while being treatment-free.
Brood health is critical to a hives success. Having pest and mite resistant bees makes a huge difference in the amount of success your bees will have. Whether you treat or not, mite resistant bees will raise your success rate.
Swarming is the natural response to honey bees spreading their genes. However, this is not convenient for the beekeeper. So we have selected bees the have a better suppression of swarming.
Keeping bees is fun, but the "sweet" reward at the end of the year surely is the raw honey. Our bees are certainly capable of satisfying a commercial beekeeper, and you would be real happy with their honey production.
No one I know likes to work mean bees. And this quality is one of the most important for Kinnickinnic Bees. So all of our bee packages for sale in MN come from some of the most gentle hives.
Each package varies, but we do our best to the source to meet these qualities.
Native and honey bees have been under the pressure of less bee habitat. Therefore, buying bee packages in MN that are geared towards foraging Minnesota habitat is one of the key's to successful bee colonies.
Package Bees for Sale in Minnesota
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Pickup or Shipping MN Bee Packages
We are located 25 minutes from St. Paul, and we ship our MN packages bees to any portion of the state of Minnesota. We also have one pickup location for the Twin Cities area. Our pickup location is just over the border in River Falls, WI, within 30-45 minutes of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
We have put a list together of some of Minnesota Cities' rules on beekeeping.