ordering bees for northern Ohio

Tom1953(5)January 2, 2005

I lost my bees so I need to order some, any suggestions of who to get them from for our area?

Northern Ohio.


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I dealt with Simpsons (packages - http://www.homestead.com/beekeepers/Simpsons.html ),
Parsons gold Apiaries (nucs and packages - http://www.bright.net/~pgold/ ),
and Dana Stahlman (queens-packages http://www.gobeekeeping.com/prod05.htm , note the sold out message is for last year).

I've been happy with all 3 of them. But I'm sure there are others. I also know one member of our Association that is looking to sell a couple hives come spring should they survive, e-mail me if you want some contact information.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2005 at 11:52PM
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askewgardens(z6 East OH)

There's a bee supplier in Spencer OH, pretty much in the middle of Northern OH. You need to place orders early. I go there every year, he's the "inspector" for his area. Very knowledgeable and helpful, especially if you can get there on a day they're not swamped.

Queen Right Colonies
Beekeeping Supply
43655 S.R. 162 Spencer , Ohio 44275

    Bookmark   January 9, 2005 at 10:32AM
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beefiend(z6 OH-USA)

In central Ohio, checkout Buckeye Bee at http://www.buckeyebee.com/ or Waldo Ohio Apiaries at 740 524-6241. Simpsons is another good source that has already been mentioned.

Bill Moinette, northern Wayne/southern Medina County bee supplier can be contacted at Tippacanoe@aol.com. Queen Right Colonies is at 440 647-2602. Paul Warstler in Stark County is at 330 484-6184

Your local bee club can help you identify good sources. Vendors will be present at major spring beekeeping workshops, such as the Tri-County Workshop (OSU Wooster Campus, March 5).

    Bookmark   February 7, 2005 at 11:53AM
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beefiend(z6 OH-USA)

Another good source of bees (packages or queens) in Ohio is Dave Heilman, who is located in Wooster, Wayne County. He told me that he will have 3-lb. packages, and Italian and Carniolan queens available beginning April 9.

contact information:
phone: 330 263-4712 e-mail: apisman@aol.com

    Bookmark   February 12, 2005 at 12:56PM
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