*Note 6/28/18* Queens will not be shipped out the next two weeks starting 6/28/18 with the excessive temperatures as queens will not survive thru the mail. Shipments will proceed again when temperatures get cooler after the next two weeks. Queen orders can be called in and picked up at our store pending availability the next two weeks. Please call to place your order 585-412-8745. Thank you.
Need to re-queen or make a split? Our survivor queens are what you need. They have been hand grafted from one of our many hives that have lasted through our New York winters. We choose from a handful of traits we want to continue to breed from. Naturally mated, we let them lay eggs for at least a week before they are shipped out. First year mated & laying Queen with mixed genetics from our apairy. Can be picked up in store or shipped. Queens are in the cage with attendants and candy.
Please choose which week you will need the queen for and we will schedule an apt for pickup or shipping the queen out to you for that week.
In-Store Pick Up- When placing the order, please specify in the notes section when you would like to pick the queen up in the store. Queens cannot be picked up the same day the order is placed unless you call and make special arrangements prior, but no guarantee on same day pickup will be made, It is all weather and schedule dependent. If we know the day before, you should be able to pick the queen up the next day at our store.
Shipping- There are two shipping choices. Queens will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail 1-3 days depending on destination. Flat s/h rate of $10 for Priority Mail Shipping. Or we can ship USPS Priority Mail Express 1-2 days, a flat rate s/h of Priority Express Shipping for $25. Buyer pays shipping/handling charges at time of order. Queens are insured with the post office. If you want overnight shipping please note that at time of order and we'll contact you to charge the remaining shipping.
Please give us your phone number during checkout so we can contact you if any issues arise. Queens are non-refundable.
Posted by Elaine on Jul 7th 2018
Purchased marked queen. She arrived with attendants alive and active. Began to lay several days after her release. All seems to be going well.
Great local Queen
Posted by Mary on Jun 27th 2018
My Queen from Hungry Bear went right to work....I'm really happy with the quality and availability! I ordered online & was able to pick up the very next day. Love it! What a great local resource Hungry Bear Farms is, I will continue to be a customer.
Fast shipping and arrived healthy.
Posted by Unknown on Jun 21st 2018
Ordered it on Thursday, paid for rapid shipping and had it on Friday.Only objection is I could have used a short instruction sheet. I watched a video on line on how to put in a queen and it looked simple. I realized after I went back to check on the queen that i should have pulled the cork out next to the sugar. Oh well, now I know.