Sold Out for the 2018 Season. Thanks to all who purchased queens from us, we look forward to the 2019 season. 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.
Terms of Sale for Nuc, Packages & Queens:
Package Bees and Nucs and the risk of loss of the package and queen it contains or nuc become the responsibility of the customer at the time of pick up. Package Bees are guaranteed to contain 3 or more pounds (unless otherwise specified in product description) of bees when the package is prepared and will not have more than one inch of dead bees (when spread evenly across the bottom of the package) upon customer pickup. Once a package of bees becomes the responsibility of the purchaser, there is no further responsibility of Hungry Bear Farms, as the package was inspected at the time of pickup and found to meet the requirements laid out above.
If you find an issue with your Nuc, Hungry Bear Farms must be notified within 7 calendar days of the issue. It is Hungry Bear Farms policy that any Nuc that an issue is found in, be returned to Hungry Bear Farms in the same manner in which the Nuc was provided to the purchaser within 3 calendar days of notifying Hungry Bear Farms of said issue. It will be at the sole discretion of Hungry Bear Farms on how to address any issue outside of the policy laid out above. You understand that Hungry Bear Farms cannot guarantee the successful establishment of the package bees or nucs or queens. You agree that you will not attempt to hold Hungry Bear Farms responsible for whatever may happen to your package or nuc or queen after it is delivered to you or for the survival or productivity of the hive that you may establish from the package or nuc.
Queens are guaranteed to be alive upon pick up but are not guaranteed to be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. Many factors influence queen introduction success, particularly the specific methods and apicultural techniques you employ when introducing a queen. You also agree that Hungry Bear Farms will not be responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction. Queens and risk of their loss become the responsibility of the customer at the time of pick up.
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.