Terms and Conditions
Purchasing package bees is one of several ways to obtain your bees. Understanding the overall process of the package bee industry will give you a clearer understanding of what to expect and how to manage your bees upon receiving them. The apiaries from which they come are state inspected for disease and overall bee health. The primary purpose of these inspections is to ensure the health of the honeybee in North America. However, these inspections also serve the purpose of providing a disease-free and healthy honeybee package for you.
That said, the process of packaging, queen introduction and hive introduction is still not nature’s design. Thus sometimes, bee packages do not thrive as the beekeeper would hope for. This can be due in part to the mating and acceptance of the queen, weather conditions and beekeeper error. Local Buzz Bees & Honey provides the transportation from the apiary to you. Although we are happy to help however we can, we do not warranty your bees nor guarantee their or your success once you have received them. Please ensure that you have thoroughly educated yourself about keeping bees long before you receive your packages. You owe it to the bees.
Note: April 24 is a tentative date. Weather, queen production and hive volumes are all examples factors which may impact the date upon which the bees are actually available. Please keep this in mind and understand that you may need to be flexible with the actual pick up date. If you are unable to be present on the given delivery date, you need to send someone else to pick up your order. Packages will not be held and will be sold to people on our waiting list if adequate arrangements are not made in advance.
No deposits or partial payments will be taken. Orders are to be paid in full upon placement. Please note that bees sell out quickly and sales are on a first come first served basis. Those wishing to purchase after all orders have been filled will be selected in order from the waiting list.
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