Shonnard's Blog

Jan
26

Order Live Bees Now


Shonnard’s will be partnering with Honey Tree Apiaries to provide packages bees for our customers this spring. Packages are available for pre-order from our website or can be purchased in our store.

Estimated delivery time is roughly the first week in April. Packages will be available for pickup at our annual Bee Package Day Event. Exact date will be announced later in the season – check our website for updates. All packages will only be available for pickup at our retail location at Shonnard’s Nursery on the date and time specified. Packages cannot be shipped.

Packages are available in both 3 and 4 lb sizes with your choice of a mated Italian or Carniolan queen. Not sure of the differences between Italians and Carniolans? Click here for our post on how to decide which is best for your apiary.

2015 Package Bee Prices:

3 lb. Italian package = $120.00 (includes cage deposit)
3 lb. Carniolan package = $120.00 (includes cage deposit)
4 lb. Italian package = $134.00 (includes cage deposit)
4 lb. Carniolan package = $134.00 (includes cage deposit)

A cancellation fee of $10.00 applies to all bee orders. Purchase price is non-refundable after March 15, 2015.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER or come in to the store!


Dec
30

Freezing Ponds & Waterfeatures

If you have been out to your pond or water feature in the last couple days you may notice a little ice build up. This is very normal in this...

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Jul
17

Water Smarter

Dread watering? Enjoy your garden more with drip irrigation.

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Feb
5

The Next Arctic Blast

Forecasts for the next few days have extreme low temperatures, combined with wind. While not as cold as our big December freeze, plants may still...

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Aug
29

Prevent Next Year's Lawn Problems...NOW!

Many lawn problems can be prevented or reduced by taking a few simple steps in the fall.

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May
8

Mother's Day Bouquet to Benefit Project H.E.R

Our Mother’s Day bouquet is a special creation from Shonnard’s Floral Department and benefits Project H.E.R., a local breast cancer awareness program. Cost is $69.99; $10.00 from each bouquet goes directly to help Project H.E.R.

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May
2

Our Gorilla Landscape Crew Strikes Again

Our Gorilla Landscape strikes again! Surprising someone with a landscape cleanup is something we truly love.

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Jan
29

Create Indoor Interest with Terrariums

A terrarium is an easy and beautiful project that you can create in less that an hour.

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Dec
7

Bringing Winter Beauty In

Deck your halls with cut greens, berries, branches and stems from your yard.

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Nov
30

Remember Those Leaves

Leaf control on your lawn can keep it healthy over the winter. As fall turns into winter, leaves left on a lawn can block light and even...

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