Mann Lake is committed to the preparation and delivery of honey bees to beginner, advanced, and professional beekeepers. Whether you need advice on how to start or restock your bee supply, we can help you achieve your goals. Our expert customer service representatives will work with you to determine exactly what you need for your colonies.

The Honey Bees We Offer

Keep your beehive thriving this upcoming season! Check out our queen breeds below, and choose the right one for your apiary!

  • Florida Raised Italian Queen Bee
  • OHB Carniolan Queen Bee
  • OHB Italian Queen Bee
  • OHB Saskatraz Queen Bee
  • Purebred Russian Queen Bee
  • Southern Bred Italian Queen Bee
  • Southern Bred Russian Hybrid Package Bees

All these breeds have a high honey yield. We recommend them to any honey bee farmer who desires to grow a productive honey bee colony for personal or commercial purposes. Some of our breeds are for pick up only, so be sure to check our online inventory when making your selections. When shipping honey bees, we take care to package them in specially designed containers that are well ventilated and equipped with a food source.

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At Mann Lake, we pride ourselves on supplying beehives, queen bees and other beekeeping supplies and equipment to amateur and veteran beekeepers across the country. Order queens to ship to you or to pick up in-store. Our options vary depending on breed

For more information about our bee packages, call us at 1 (800) 880-7694 or proceed to checkout to enjoy our fast and free shipping on most products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Package bees purchased from Mann Lake will include 3lbs (approximately 10,000) worker bees and a mated queen. The queen will be inside of the package in a separate cage.
Bees are packaged in a special container specifically designed for transporting honeybees. The package is well ventilated and has a can of sugar syrup suspended from the top of the package as a food source.
If you have pre-ordered bees for pickup at one of our stores, you will receive a notification from us via the preferred contact method set at the time of ordering. We use email, auto-mated phone call and SMS(text) for sending notifications.
If you have pre-ordered bees to be shipped, you will receive a notification from us via the preferred contact method set at the time of ordering. We use email, auto-mated phone call and SMS(text) for sending notifications. Notification is sent approximately one week prior to the shipment of bees. If there are any changes to the estimated ship date you will be notified.
Bees can be transported inside a vehicle or the back of truck, out of direct sunlight and wind. We do not recommend placing package bees in the closed trunk of a car. Packages should not be placed in a closed container, box, covered with blankets or other materials. Remember, bees are living creatures and need good airflow to breathe. It is also best to keep them cool during transport to reduce stress. If you have further questions, our knowledgeable staff will be on site to help you during Bee Days
Install your package bees as soon as possible, ideally within 24 hours of receiving them, unless temperatures are under 40° F.