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.