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Commonly Asked Questions

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Ordering

When Are Your Queens Available For Shipment?

Wildflower Meadows begins taking orders for queens in mid-to-late January for late-March through September delivery.

What Days Of The Week Do You Ship Queens?

Wildflower Meadows ships queens on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, subject to availability, of every week starting in late-March through September.

Wildflower Meadows ships queens via UPS Next Day Air, which in most areas of the country guarantees delivery prior to 10:30am.

Do You Accept International Orders?

We currently accept orders for delivery within the United States only.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

How Do I Place My Queen Order?

You can place your order through Wildflower Meadows’ secure online ordering system, found on the Queen Bees For Sale page.

Do You Take Telephone Or Email Orders?

Wildflower Meadows only accepts orders through our Wildflower Meadows’ secure online ordering system, found on the Queen Bees For Sale page.

Is It Safe To Use My Credit Card?

At Wildflower Meadows, we understand how important security is to you. When you order online with us, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology.  This is the most advanced consumer online security technique to date.  You can be assured that your order will be placed safely and securely.

For the security of your credit information, Wildflower Meadows only accepts orders through our secure online ordering system.

Wildflower Meadows does not receive your credit card or debit card account information.

When Is Your Next Available Ship-Date?

Our upcoming available pre-order ship-dates are updated regularly and visible on our Queen Bees For Sale page.

You can also see the available upcoming pre-order ship-dates when you select your ship-date during the ordering process.  If your preferred pre-order ship-date is not visible at the time that you place your order, it means that the ship-date is sold out and you should select the next available ship-date.

Can You Ship My Queen Order Out Now, Instead Of My Pre-Order Ship-Date?

Wildflower Meadows knows that sometimes you need a queen right away.  However, we can only ship what we have available.

We ask that you please check the Wildflower Meadows’ Queen Bees For Sale page to see if there are queens available on a sooner shipping date.

If a more favorable shipping date has queens available and you wish to change your order’s ship-date, please contact Wildflower Meadows.  Please be sure to include your order number within your contact request.

If you cannot find your preferred ship-date on our Queen Bees For Sale page it means that that ship-date is sold out, and queens are not available to ship at that time.

Do You Have A Queen Waiting List?

Occasionally – such as when customers cancel orders or when more queens become available than previously anticipated – a previously sold out ship-date may become available again at a later time.

Wildflower Meadows does not maintain a queen waiting list for specific days, although we do maintain a general mailing list, which you can sign up for on our Queen Bees For Sale page.  Should a significant number of queens become available on a previously sold out ship-date or dates, we will notify customers via this mailing list.

If I Split My Order of Ten Queens To Two Separate Ship-Dates of Five Each, Can I Still Receive Free Shipping On Both Days?

Free shipping is only for a single order of ten or more queens, per each single ship-date.

How Do I Have My Queen Order Shipped Directly To My UPS Customer Center, Rather Than My Home?

When you are placing your queen order, you will have the opportunity to select a UPS Customer Center near you at the time of placing your order.

My Internet Service Provider Filters Unwanted Email and Spam. Could These Filters Block Email and Orders Confirmations That I Wish To Receive?

Yes, they may.  Spam filters can restrict wanted email as well as unwanted email.  If you believe this is happening, please consult the help section of your email software or contact your ISP directly to see how to relax or remove the settings that filter or block email.  Many email programs allow you to designate messages from Wildflower Meadows as legitimate email, ensuring that all future correspondence regarding your Wildflower Meadows’ queen order will be received.

How Late In The Season Will You Still Be Selling Queens?

Wildflower Meadows typically sells queens through September depending on the conditions of the season, weather, and availability of drones.  In some years queen rearing lasts through October, and in other years it ends sooner.  Once September arrives, please check the Wildflower Meadows’ Queen Bees For Sale page for upcoming availability.

Changing Or Cancelling An Order

How Do I Add More Queens To An Existing Order?

First, check the VSH-Italian Queen Bees For Sale page to see if there are still queens available on your pre-order’s ship-date.  If so, you can place a second order through our secure online order system found on our Queen Bees For Sale page.

After placing your additional order, please contact Wildflower Meadows by email to request that we combine the two orders.  Please be sure to include your two order numbers within your contact request.

Wildflower Meadows will do our best to accommodate your request to change your order.

If you are due a refund for shipping or any additional amounts owed to you as a result of combining the two orders, your refund will be processed within 3-5 business days after receiving your request.

How Do I Subtract Queens From An Existing Order?

Queen orders can be changed up to 24-hours prior to the scheduled ship-date or local pick-up date without penalty.

To change an order, please contact Wildflower Meadows by email with your request.  Please be sure to include your order number within your contact request.

Wildflower Meadows will do our best to accommodate your request to change your order.

A refund for shipping or any additional amounts owed to you as a result of changing a portion of your order will be processed within 3-5 business days after receiving your request.

How Do I Cancel A Queen Order?

Queen orders can be cancelled up to 24-hours prior to the scheduled shipment (ship-date) or local pick-up date without penalty.  Payments for queens are 100% refundable, up until 24-hours prior to the scheduled ship-date or local pick-up date.

Orders cancelled after this 24-hour period will be forfeited and you will be charged a cancellation fee equal to the lesser of $100 or the full amount of the order, with any remaining balance being refunded to you.

To cancel an order, please contact Wildflower Meadows by email with your request.  Please be sure to include your order number within your contact request.

Wildflower Meadows will do our best to accommodate your request to cancel your order.

A refund for queens and shipping owed to you as a result of canceling your order will be processed within 3-5 business days after receiving your request.

How Do I Change The Ship-Date Of An Order That Has Already Been Placed?

Queen pre-order ship-dates can be changed up to 24-hours prior to the scheduled shipment (ship-date) or local pick-up date without penalty.

First, check the VSH-Italian Queen Bees For Sale page to see if there are queens available on your revised ship-date.

If the revised shipping date has queens available and you wish to change your order’s ship-date, please contact Wildflower Meadows by email with your request.  Please be sure to include your order number within your contact request.

Wildflower Meadows will do our best to accommodate your request to change your pre-order’s ship-date.  Please keep in mind, however, that all ship-date changes are subject to availability.

Shipping

How Are Your Queens Shipped?

Wildflower Meadows ships queens via UPS Next Day Air, which in most areas of the country guarantees delivery prior to 10:30am.

UPS will only deliver to a physical street address, and not to an APO/FPO/DPO or post office box.  Therefore, you must provide a physical street address when placing your order.

Does Wildflower Meadows or UPS Insure The Shipment Of Queens?

The risk of loss is minimal; however, queens shipped via UPS are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

With the exception of orders that qualify for Wildflower Meadows’ Live Arrival Guarantee, neither Wildflower Meadows nor UPS insures shipments of bees.

What Is Wildflower Meadows’ Live Arrival Guarantee?

Wildflower Meadows guarantees the live arrival of your queen bees! 

Wildflower Meadows’ Live Arrival Guarantee applies only to queens that are shipped to and picked up directly from a UPS Customer Center.

Do You Offer Free Shipping?

Yes, Wildflower Meadows offers free UPS Next Day Air shipping with your order of ten or more queens, per single ship-date.

Can I Have My Queens Shipped Through The United States Postal Service?

Wildflower Meadows’ VSH-Italian queens are shipped via UPS Next Day Air.  UPS consistently provides reliable shipment of queen bees with up-to-date tracking information.  Our customers have reported excellent results with receiving their queens via UPS.  We do not offer shipment via the United States Postal Service.

UPS will only deliver to a physical street address, and not to an APO/FPO/DPO or post office box.  Therefore, you must provide a physical street address when placing your order.

Do You Accept Orders Shipping To An APO/FPO/DPO Or “P.O. Box” Address?

Wildflower Meadows ships queens via UPS Next Day Air, which in most areas of the country guarantees delivery prior to 10:30am.

UPS will only deliver to a physical street address, and not to an APO/FPO/DPO or post office box.  Therefore, you must provide a physical street address when placing your order.

How Do I Change The Ship-to Address On A Queen Order That Has Already Been Shipped?

Once your order has been shipped, and you have received a UPS Next Day Air tracking number, you can contact UPS My Choice, which allows you to reroute, reschedule, or authorize a shipment release for your delivery.  UPS My Choice is free, and very easy to manage.

What Type Of Shipping Containers Are Your Queens Shipped In?

Wildflower Meadows ships orders of 1 to 6 queens in white plastic JZ-BZ queen cages.  Each white plastic JZ-BZ queen cage contains 1 marked queen and 6 attendant bees.

JZBA Plastic Queen Cage

Wildflower Meadows ships orders of 7 or more queens in wooden California mini cages.  Each wooden cage contains 1 marked queen, and is shipped with the attendant bees on the outside of the cage.

CA Mini Queen Cage

With either cage, there is no need to remove the white sugar candy plug or the attendant bees.

I Live In A Part Of The Country Where The Temperatures Reach 100 Degrees Almost Daily. Is It Too Hot To Ship Queens In These Temperatures?

Yes. With extreme temperatures, there is a very high likelihood of risk to your queens in transit.  While the UPS trucks are making deliveries, the cargo areas can become extremely hot in the daytime sun and the bees may overheat and perish.

You can still order queens during times of high temperatures.  Here is what you can do:  Take advantage of Wildflower Meadows’ Live Arrival Guarantee, and ship your order to your nearest UPS Customer Center.  You can find your center’s address by visiting UPS.com.

Without taking advantage of Wildflower Meadows’ Live Arrival Guarantee, you risk not only losing the queens, but also the costs of the queens plus shipping, because neither UPS nor Wildflower Meadows insures your shipment.

If you wish to change the ship-to address on an order that you have already placed, but has not yet shipped, please contact Wildflower Meadows by email with your request.  Please be sure to include your order number and the address of the UPS Customer Center that you wish to use within your contact request.

Once your order has been shipped, and you have received a UPS Next Day Air tracking number, you can contact UPS My Choice, which allows you to reroute, reschedule, or authorize a shipment release for your delivery.  UPS My Choice is free, and very easy to manage.

It’s Way Too Hot Here In This Part Of The Country For Queen Delivery, Can You Request Your Queens Travel Up Front With The UPS Driver?

Wildflower Meadows would like to be able to accommodate your request, as we have asked for special treatment of our queens in the past, but unfortunately, UPS states that all shipments need to be transported in the back of the UPS trucks.  As much as we would like to, we do not have any influence with UPS policies.

A better solution is to take advantage of Wildflower Meadows’ Live Arrival Guarantee.

You can still order queens during times of high temperatures and take advantage of Wildflower Meadows’ Live Arrival Guarantee, provided that you ship your order to your nearest UPS Customer Center.  You can find your center’s address by visiting UPS.com.

If you wish to change the ship-to address on an order that you have already placed, but has not yet shipped, please contact Wildflower Meadows by emailPlease be sure to include your order number and the address of the UPS Customer Center that you wish to use within your contact request.

Once your order has been shipped, and you have received a UPS Next Day Air tracking number, you can contact UPS My Choice, which allows you to reroute, reschedule, or authorize a shipment release for your delivery.  UPS My Choice is free, and very easy to manage.

Help! I Went To My Local Post Office To Pick Up My Queens And They Are Not There! Where Are My Queens?

Wildflower Meadows does not ship queens via the United States Postal Service.  For your queen delivery, please check the UPS Next Day Air tracking number that has been sent to your email address directly from UPS on the ship-date of your queen order.  If you have not received a tracking number on the ship-date of your order, please double check your email and/or email spam folder.

UPS will only deliver to a physical street address, and not to an APO/FPO/DPO or post office box.  Therefore, please check the physical street address supplied by you at the time that you placed your order.

Order Tracking

How Can I Be Sure You Received My Queen Order?

At the time that you place your order, an automated email confirmation is sent to you at the email address you provide when placing your order.  This email confirmation serves as your receipt and includes your pre-ordered ship-date.  Please check your email inbox upon placing your order for your order confirmation and receipt.

If you have not received an automated email confirmation and receipt, then please double check your email and/or email spam folder.

When Will My Queens Be Shipped?

Wildflower Meadows ships queens on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The pre-order ship-date of your queen shipment can be found on the automated email order confirmation that was sent to you at the time that you placed your order.  Please check this order confirmation receipt to verify your queen order ship-date.

If you have not received an automated email confirmation and receipt, then please double check your email and/or email spam folder.

Will I Receive A UPS Next Day Air Tracking Number For My Order?

Yes.  A UPS Next Day Air tracking number will be sent to your email address directly from UPS on the ship-date of your queen order.

If you have not received a tracking number on the ship-date of your order, please double check your email and/or email spam folder.

Help! I Never Received My UPS Next Day Air Tracking Number.

Your UPS Next Day Air tracking number is sent to your email address directly from UPS on the ship-date of your queen order.

If you have not received a tracking number on the ship-date of your order, please double check your email and/or email spam folder.

At What Time During the Day Will I Receive My Queen Order?

Wildflower Meadows ships queens via UPS Next Day Air, which in most areas of the country guarantees delivery prior to 10:30am.

Orders shipped via UPS Next Day Air are delivered within one business day from the pre-ordered ship-date.

Once your queens are in transit, you can check the UPS Next Day Air tracking number sent to your email address directly from UPS on the ship-date of your queen order, to monitor the status of your shipment.

I Have Been Tracking My Queen Shipment Using The UPS Next Day Air Tracking Number, But It Doesn’t Seem To Be Moving. Why?

Your queen shipment is still within the UPS network and, unless otherwise noted, should be delivered on the scheduled delivery date.   Shipment movement information is captured each time a tracking label is scanned within the UPS delivery system.  There may be several hours between scans if your queen shipment is traveling across country.

If you have any questions regarding the specifics of your queen shipment while it is in transit, please contact UPS Customer Service at (800) 742-5877.

I Thought My Queens Were Supposed To Arrive Today. Where Are My Queens?

First, please double-check the ship-date of your queen order on the email order confirmation receipt that was sent to you at the time that you placed your order.  If you have not received a tracking number on the ship-date of your order, please double check your email and/or email spam folder.

Once you have verified that the queen order ship-date is correct, please check the status of your queen shipment via the UPS Next Day Air tracking number sent to the email address that you supplied Wildflower Meadows at the time that you placed your order.  If you did not receive the UPS Next Day Air tracking number in your email, then please also check your spam folder.

Your UPS Next Day Air tracking number will inform you of the status of your shipment.  If you have confirmed that your queen shipment is still within the UPS network, it should be delivered on the scheduled delivery date.

If you have additional questions regarding the specifics of your queen shipment while it is in transit, please contact UPS Customer Service at (800) 742-5877.

UPS Customer Center

I Am Having My Queens Shipped Directly To The UPS Customer Center Closest To My Home. How Will UPS Know To Hold Them For Me?

Wildflower Meadows will address your UPS shipping label with your name, the instructions to “Hold For Will Call Pick-Up, Please Call, the telephone number you supplied with your queen order, as well as your designated UPS Customer Center’s name and address.

Do I Need To Call UPS Prior To Picking Up My Queens At The UPS Customer Center?

You do not need to call the UPS Customer Center to ask if your queens are ready to be picked up; you only need to click on the UPS Next Day Air tracking number supplied to you at the time of your queens’ shipment to see if they have arrived at your designated UPS Customer Center.

Also, it is prudent to know your designated UPS Customer Center’s “will call” hours prior to driving to the hub, as not all UPS Customer Centers open at 8:00am.

I Had My Queens Shipped To The UPS Customer Center Closest To Me, And Now The Tracking Number Says That They Are Out For Delivery. Help!

Sometimes the UPS Customer Centers will state that the queens are “out for delivery”, but that is not the case, as the only address UPS has for delivery is their own UPS Customer Center.

Local Pick-up

I Live Locally; Can I Pick Up My Queens?

Yes.  Wildflower Meadows offers local pick-up of queens on the first Saturday of each month from May through September.  To order Wildflower Meadows’ VSH-Italian queens and have them available for local pick-up, please place your order through Wildflower Meadows’ secure online ordering system, found on the Queen Bees For Sale page, and select the “Local Pick-Up” option when placing your order.

For further information on the local pick-up dates, location and pre-scheduled pick-up times, please visit the Directions For Local Pick-Up webpage.

Can I Pick Up My Queens Directly From Wildflower Meadows Instead Of Visiting The Pick-Up Location?

Wildflower Meadows does not have a retail location, and is not zoned or set up for customer visits onsite.  Local pick-ups are at the designated local pick-up site and during the pre-scheduled times.

For further information on the local pick-up dates, location and pre-scheduled pick-up times, please visit the Directions For Local Pick-Up page.

I Missed The Local Pick-Up Date, And Now My Colony Needs A Queen. Can I Order A Queen And Stop By To Pick Her Up?

Wildflower Meadows does not have a retail location, and is not zoned or set up for customer visits onsite.

If you missed the local pick-up date and cannot wait until the next local pick-up date, you can still order a queen for next day shipment, every Tuesday and Wednesday, subject to availability.

Where Are You Located?

Wildflower Meadows is located in Southern California in North County San Diego.

Do You Give Tours?

Wildflower Meadows does not have a retail location, and is not zoned for customer visits onsite.  We currently do not offer tours.

Questions About Queen Bee Installation

How To Install A Queen Bee . . .

To ensure a successful queen installation of your new Wildflower Meadows’ queen bee, we recommend that you take a moment to watch our instructional video titled “How To Install A Queen Bee”, featuring Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey.

Watch as Hilary shares her expertise and provides valuable guidance as she installs Wildflower Meadows’ VSH-Italian queens into a Langstroth hive, a flow hive, and a top bar hive.

My Colony Is Queenless And Broodless; Can I Still Install A New Queen Successfully?

Having a hive with brood will increase the likelihood of queen acceptance.  However, this does not mean that a hive with no brood will not accept a queen.  In many cases they will.  It is just that you are taking a chance with no brood, and the odds of having a problem with queen acceptance or losing your queen are higher if there is no brood.

If you are introducing a new queen into a colony with no brood, you will also need to be sure that you have enough bee population to be able to last 3-4 weeks until you will have newly emerging brood from the new queen.

What Is The White Plug In The Queen Cages?

The white plug is sugar candy.  The sugar candy provides food for the new queen and the attendant bees during shipment, and once inside the colony, acts as a release barrier for the bees to work through before the queen is released.  You should not remove the white sugar candy plug or the attendant bees from the queen cage.

To ensure a successful queen installation of your new Wildflower Meadows’ queen bee, we recommend that you take a moment to watch our instructional video titled “How To Install A Queen Bee”, featuring Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey.

How Long Will It Take The New Queen To Start Laying Brood After She Is Installed Into Her New Colony?

It can take approximately one to three days for your new queen to be released from her cage, and then approximately another day or two for her to start laying brood in her new colony.  This can vary from time to time, and sometimes take longer.

Once you have placed your new queen into her colony, we advise that you refrain from any inspections for at least a week.  The first week of queen introduction is a delicate period for a new queen, and any disruption to the colony during this time frame can cause your new queen to be prematurely superceded.

To ensure a successful queen installation of your new Wildflower Meadows’ queen bee, we recommend that you take a moment to watch our instructional video titled “How To Install A Queen Bee”, featuring Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey.

Should The Attendant Bees Be Removed Prior To The Queen Being Introduced Into The Colony?

There is no need to remove the attendant bees or the white sugar candy plug prior to the installation of your new queen.

To ensure a successful queen installation of your new Wildflower Meadows’ queen bee, we recommend that you take a moment to watch our instructional video titled “How To Install A Queen Bee”, featuring Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey.

I Only Ordered One Queen And There Are Seven Bees In The Queen Cage! Are They All Queens?

Each white plastic JZ-BZ queen cage contains one marked new queen and six attendant bees.  There is only one queen per queen cage.  The other bees are attendant bees, who care for the queen while she is in the queen cage during shipment and the queen introduction period.

To ensure a successful queen installation of your new Wildflower Meadows’ queen bee, we recommend that you take a moment to watch our instructional video titled “How To Install A Queen Bee”, featuring Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey.

Questions About Queens

What Type of Queens Do You Sell?

Wildflower Meadows specializes in VSH-Italian queen bees.  For more information about our VSH-Italian queen bees please visit our Why Wildflower Meadows page.

Do You Sell Any Other Queens Besides VSH-Italian, Such As Carniolan or Russian Queens?

Wildflower Meadows does not offer Carniolan or Russian strains.  For more information about our VSH-Italian queen bees please visit our Why Wildflower Meadows page.

Can I Have My Queens Marked?

All of Wildflower Meadows VSH-Italian queens are marked, at no additional charge.

What Color Is The Queen Marking?

Queen breeders follow an International Color Code for determining which colors they use to mark queens in any given year.  There are five rotating colors:

White for years ending in 1 or 6

Yellow for years ending in 2 or 7

Red for years ending in 3 or 8

Green for years ending in 4 or 9

Blue for years ending in 5 or 0

Can I Request To Have My Queens Unmarked?

All of Wildflower Meadows VSH-Italian queens are marked, at no additional charge.  We currently sell only marked queens.

What Is The Color Of Your Queens?

Wildflower Meadows’ queens are a hybrid of Italian queens crossed with both light and dark color bees that have been selected for exhibiting the VSH trait.  In general, Wildflower Meadows’ queens and their offspring are light colored, although colors do vary from time to time.

Are Your Queens Mated?

All queen bees that Wildflower Meadows sells are mated.  For more information on Wildflower Meadows’ mated queen bees, please visit Why Wildflower Meadows.

How Old Is The Queen That You Are Shipping Me?

Wildflower Meadows’ mated queen bees are approximately three to four weeks old prior to being shipped.  All mated queen bees have proven themselves by laying a consistently solid brood pattern for at least two weeks during this period.

How Long Has The Queen Been Laying Brood Before You Ship Her?

Once the queens are mated, they must prove themselves by laying a consistently solid brood pattern for at least two weeks.  The mated queen bees that are ultimately chosen for sale and shipped to you are our best quality, hand-selected and proven queens.

Is Your Queen Stock Treatment Free?

All Wildflower Meadows queen stock is completely treatment free and has been for over ten years.  For more information on our VSH survivor stock, please visit Why Wildflower Meadows.

Do You Sell Survivor Stock Queens?

Yes.  All of Wildflower Meadows VSH-Italian queens are bred from treatment free VSH survivor stock.  For more information on our treatment-free survivor stock, please visit Why Wildflower Meadows.

Do You Recommend A VSH-Italian Queen For Mite Issues?

Queen bees that contain high levels of the VSH trait, such as those from Wildflower Meadows, will express a higher degree of mite resistance in their offspring than queen bees that do not contain this trait.  For more information on the VSH trait please visit Why Wildflower Meadows.

If I Re-Queen My Colony With A VSH-Italian Queen, Does That Mean That My Colony Will Be 100% Mite-Free?

With Wildflower Meadows VSH-Italian queens, your colonies will express high levels of mite resistance.  The level of resistance will vary from queen to queen and colony to colony.  Although it is unlikely that you will achieve a 100% mite free threshold under any regimen, you should expect significantly better than average varroa mite control with Wildflower Meadows VSH-Italian queens.

For more information on the VSH trait please visit Why Wildflower Meadows.

How Well Will Your VSH-Italian Queens Perform In My Local Environment?

Beekeepers have successfully kept Italian bees throughout the United States for well over 100 years.  Wildflower Meadows has many customers from all over the country, including many in northern and cold winter states.  The survival rate of your Wildflower Meadows’ VSH-Italian queen depends on your colony, your beekeeping practices, and the specifics of your local environment.

Can I Have My Queens’ Wings Clipped?

In order to minimize the risk of injury to your new queen, Wildflower Meadows does not offer queen wing clipping.

How Long Can I Wait From The Time I Receive My New Queen Until I Introduce Her Into The Colony?

The Wildflower Meadows’ queen shipping containers are designed to hold the queens only during shipment.  They are not to be used for queen storage.

If you are unable to install the new queen immediately, we recommend you bank the queen in a colony according to standard beekeeping practices.

What Do You Mean When You Say That Wildflower Meadows’ Queens Are “Not For Resale”?

Wildflower Meadows queens are for your use only.  This means that you may not sell or resell the queens that you purchase from us.

The following two exceptions are considered normal use and are not considered resale:

  • You may use Wildflower Meadows queens to make starter colonies or bee packages that you resell to others.
  • If you are a beekeeping consultant, you may provide Wildflower Meadows queens to your customers as a normal part of your consulting business.

Do You Sell…

Do You Sell Queen Cells?

Although Wildflower Meadows has sold queen cells for local pick-up in previous years, we will not be selling queen cells in 2017.

Do You Sell Virgin Queens?

Wildflower Meadows does not sell virgin queens; only mated queen bees.

Do You Sell Artificially Inseminated Breeder Queens?

Wildflower Meadows sells naturally mated VSH-Italian queens, and not artificially inseminated breeder queens.

Do You Sell Bees For Api-Therapy?

Wildflower Meadows does not sell bees for api-therapy.

Do You Sell Honey & Beeswax?

Wildflower Meadows is dedicated to raising VSH-Italian queens, and does not produce surplus honey or beeswax for sale.

We recommend that you visit some of the many honey resources available on the Internet, such as The National Honey Board’s The Honey Locator.

You can also try your local beekeeping group or farmers’ markets.

New To Beekeeping?

Can I Start A New Bee Colony With A New Wildflower Meadows’ Queen And Her Six Attendants?

No.  If you are new to beekeeping, you must purchase a starter colony or an entire package of bees from another provider in order to begin with a sustainable colony of bees.  Wildflower Meadows’ Queen Bees For Sale are used for splitting existing colonies or for re-queening existing hives.

BeeSource.com maintains a nationwide list of bee providers.

Girl Next Door Honey, which is located near Wildflower Meadows in Southern California, offers one-on-one beekeeping assistance, mentoring programs, hive tours, as well as a number of local and online beekeeping classes to new beekeepers.

I Am Interested In Getting Into Beekeeping, How Do I Get Started?

Girl Next Door Honey, which is located near Wildflower Meadows in Southern California, offers a number of local and online beekeeping classes to new beekeepers.

Wildflower Meadows also recommends you visit some of the many beekeeping resources available on the Internet, such as BeeSource.com and YouTube.  You may also contact your local beekeeping group for classes and instruction.

Where Can I Get Beekeeping Advice?

Girl Next Door Honey, which is located near Wildflower Meadows in Southern California, offers one-on-one beekeeping assistance, mentoring programs, hive tours, as well as a number of local and online beekeeping classes to new beekeepers.

Wildflower Meadows also recommends you visit some of the many beekeeping resources available on the Internet, such as BeeSource.com and YouTube.  You may also contact your local beekeeping group for classes and instruction.

Starter Colonies & Package Bees

Are You Selling Starter Colonies & Package Bees in 2017?

Although Wildflower Meadows has sold four-frame starter colonies in past years, we are not selling starter colonies or package bees in 2017.

BeeSource.com maintains a nationwide list of bee providers.

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