PACKAGE BEE PICK UP DAY
SATURDAY MAY 13th
The pick-up times below are suggestions aimed at reducing waiting time when you arrive – you may certainly come when it is most convenient for you during our store hours. Picking up your bees at the suggested time is preferred, but we realize this may not be ideal!
Package bee orders will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 13th at Shonnard’s Nursery between the hours of 7:30 am and 10:30 am.
PICK UP TIMES
7:30 am: Last names A – F
8:30 am: Last names G – M
9:30 am: Last names N – R
10:30 am: Last names S – Z
Questions? Call us at (541) 929-3524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis OR 97333
CLICK HERE FOR INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS – A HARD COPY WILL BE PROVIDED UPON PICK-UP
CLICK HERE FOR INSTALLATION VIDEO – FROM OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Be sure to have your hive equipment assembled, painted, and ready for your bees. You will also need some sugar syrup made ahead of time (cooled to room temperature) to feed your bees once they are installed in the hive. You can view our sugar syrup tutorial here. Protein patties are also a good addition – your bees have no pollen or honey in reserve. Full instructions detailing how to install your bees and hang the queen cage will be provided when you pick up your bees.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Upon your arrival, enter our store through the main doors and check-in at our floral counter located on the south side of our store. We’ll ask for your name to find your order, give you a copy of installation instructions, and then send you out to get your bees.
NOT ABLE TO PICK-UP YOUR BEES ON MAY 13TH?
- Packaged bees truly need to be installed immediately into a hive. If bad weather or other scheduling conflicts require you to install them the day after pick-up day, be aware that there may be some dead bees in the package, and the bees must be sprayed with sugar water to keep them hydrated and energized.
- If you cannot pick up your bees on the established pick-up day, try your best to coordinate with a friend or family member who could do it for you. We have a video tutorial on installing a package of bees that shows how they could get the bees installed for you if need be.
- We do not have the resources to sustain the bees in a package at our garden center, so it is very important that you are able to promptly pick up your bees and get them installed into a hive box setup.
- When you’re notified of the pick-up day, and you discover there is no way that you or a friend could pick-up your bees on pick-up day, then please call us at 541-929-3524 to discuss options.