Package Bees for Hobbyists

Beekeepers can purchase packages only direct from Olivarez Honey Bees, when pre-ordered for pickup during our annual Hobby Day. If you can't come out to Orland for Hobby Day, you can find our premium package bees through these trusted sources:


Pierco Genuine Beekeeping Equipment

Contact: John R. Caron
680 Main St.
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (909) 251-7100
Fax: (909) 596-1452


Nature's Nectar LLC

Contact: Tom and Jessica Minser
14185 Square Lake Trail N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: (651) 242-2233


A.W.S. Bees

Contact: David Anthony
1268 Nichols Road
Swartz Creek, MI 48473
Phone: (810) 621-4371
Contact: Leo Stevens
Phone: (810) 639-3640


Vermont Beekeeping Supply

Contact: Sheri Englert
376-414 VT-64
Williamstown, VT 05679
Phone: (802) 433-9897


Knight Family Honey

Contact: Lee & April Knight
1761 South 970 West
Lehi, UT 84043
Cell: (801) 706-0984
Fax: (801) 331-8167


Mann Lake Ltd.

458 Stewart Road
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706
Phone: (877) 829-4077


Queen Right Colonies

Contact: Denzil & Sheila St. Clair
43655 State Route 162
Spencer, OH 44275
Phone: (440) 647-2602
Fax: (440) 647-0922

Our Bees Travel in Custom-Designed Comfort

To ensure that our bees are as healthy and happy when they reach your hives as they are when they leave ours, we transport them in special, climate-controlled trailers. Formerly refrigerated trucks, they've been re-engineered to keep the bees at a comfortable temperature, with just the right airflow, no matter the distance or the season. And each is driven by a person trained to handle bees. OHB is the only bee producer in the world that has this custom-designed transport system.

Specialized Trucks

OHB Hobby/Sideliner Day

Join us at our ranch in Orland, California, for a fun-filled, informative day. Pre-ordered package bees will be available for pick up. Our packages are 3 pounds of Italian or Carniolan bees with a mated marked queen.

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