Bee packages are for sale and available in early spring.  We head to Georgia for a week or so for each “batch” of packages.  During this time we shake the bees for the packages, fill feed cans, catch and mark mated queens and assemble all the package pieces.  Once everything is ready, we truck all the packages back to Chicago, IL in a climate controlled vehicle.  From start to finish, the bees are quickly run through the “package process” to minimize stress and get them to customers quickly.

We are now taking orders for 2020 bee packages, nucs and queens.  Call 815-521-9116 or email to place an order.


Italian, Carniolan, Russian and Saskatraz

2020 Packages, Nucs and Queens are available for pre-order!

(we will update the website as items sell out)

click order form below

click >> Meyer Bees – Packages, Nucs and Queens 2020  << click


In early spring and throughout the summer, we perform splits on bee hives across all of our Illinois apiaries to produce 5-frame nucs for sale.  The splits are then transported to our main site in Minooka where we add a marked and mated queen.  The 5-frame nuc are then built up over several weeks to contain 2-3 frames of brood, 1-2 frames of honey/pollen and a large number of foragers.  Once a nuc box is of the correct strength, it is available for customers to purchase.

We still have 2019 nucs available being overwintered to be sold in 2020 with the original 2019 overwintered queens.  Call 815-521-9116 or email for details.