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Bee Weekend 2018

Bee Weekend 2018
  • When is Bee Weekend 2018?

    On Friday April 20 (9:30am-5:30pm)  and Saturday April 21 (9:00 - 4:00pm), GloryBee will host its Annual Bee Weekend! This two-day community event is packed with beekeeping education, distribution of pre-ordered packages of live bees, live demonstrations, honey sampling, onsite food vendors and more!

    You don't have to be a beekeeper to participate! Bee Weekend has become a popular community event, featuring honey tasting, food carts, and activities for children. Come see the bees up-close and learn more about these tiny and amazing pollinators!

    Unloading BeesWhere & When can I pick up my bees?

    You can pick bees on Friday April 20 from 9:30am - 3:30pm and Saturday April 21 from 9:00am - 2:00pm, at our Hwy 99 location, 29548 B Airport Road, Eugene, OR  97402. Bee pick up will be outside along the south side of the building. At delivery of your bees you will be required to sign a release of liability before acquiring your bee package, queen(s) or NUC and Demo hives. 

    Nuc Box pick up times are April 28th from 8:30am - 10:00am and May 5th from 8:30am - 10:00am. Please let your customer service representative know which date when placing your order. Order deadline and cancellation deadline for full refund on NUC boxes is April 13th at 4:30 p.m. PST.

  • Beekeeping Preparation

    Beekeepers prepare for the beekeeping year early by preordering packaged bees. Due to the increasing popularity of beekeeping as a hobby, it is recommended to order bees early in case of shortages. Beginners can prepare by purchasing how-to books and attending workshops like those offered through local beekeeping associations. Supplies like boxes, frames, foundation and other equipment should be purchased well in advance to allow plenty of time to paint the hives and prepare the frames and foundation. For an easy way to get started, GloryBee offers a beginning beekeeping kit that will get novices off on the right foot.

  • Beekeeping Classes

    Beekeeping 101 Classes

    All classes are from 10:00am until 1:00pm.

    Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Bee Amazed
    A special event for folks who want to know about bees. Perfect class for the non-beekeeper who is interested in our favorite pollinators. Cost: Free

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 – What Now?
    Now that you've got your bees, what do you do? Learn best practices from master beekeepers at GloryBee. Cost $25 per person

  • Bee Installation Demonstrations

    Dick Turanski, founder and beekeeper, along with his son and President of GloryBee, Alan Turanski, will demonstrate live bee installation into hives. The demonstrations are a must-see; for non-beekeepers, they offer a rare chance to see a colony of bees up close.

    Demonstration Times:
    Friday, April 20 – 9:30am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Saturday, April 21 – 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm

  • Meet the 2018 American Honey Queen

    The American Honey Queen serves as a national spokesperson on behalf of the American Beekeeping Federation, a trade organization representing beekeepers and honey producers throughout the United States. The Honey Queen speaks and promotes in venues nationwide, and, as such the Queen will travel throughout the United States during her year-long reign.

    The beekeeping industry touches the lives of every individual in our country. In fact, honey bees are responsible for nearly one-third of our entire diet, in regards to the pollination services that they provide for a large majority of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. This amounts to nearly $19 billion per year of direct value from honeybee pollination to United States agriculture.

  • PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION THAT FOLLOWS CAREFULLY BEFORE ORDERING:

    Bee Install Demos

    Bee packages not picked up by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, will be considered abandoned and will be sold to someone waiting on site. GloryBee cannot facilitate hiving any remaining packages and will sell hives to customers on our waiting list. We must sell all packaged bees before the end of the event on Saturday April 21. We do not offer refunds for any bees not picked up!

    Disclaimer: GloryBee does not guarantee the successful establishment of a colony, hiving of the packaged bees or NUC box. We do our best to provide all customers with thriving, healthy bees but we do not assume responsibility once the bees leave our facility. GloryBee is not responsible for the survival or productivity of the hive and therefor, does not offer refunds or replacements. We do not guarantee that a queen(s) will be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. GloryBee is not responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction.

Bee Prices:
Please note we do not ship Bees. Local Pickup Only.
  • 2lb. Packages

    • Carniolan Bees w/ Queen $122
    • Italian Bees w/ Queen $122
    • Carniolan Bees w/ Marked Queen $124
    • Italian Bees w/ Marked Queen $124

  • 3 lb. Packages

    • Carniolan Bees w/ Queen $138
    • Italian Bees w/ Queen $138
    • Carniolan Bees w/ Marked Queen $140
    • Italian Bees w/ Marked Queen $140

  • Nuc Boxes

    • Nuc w/ PNW Bees and Queen $200

    Pick up dates:
    April 28 or May 5
     - 8:30am-10:00am
    Nuc boxes ordered after 4/10/18 will need to be picked up on 5/5/18
  • Queens

    • PNW Italian/Carniolan Unmarked $36
    • Italian Unmarked $36
    • Carniolan Unmarked $36
    • Italian Marked $38
    • Carniolan Marked $38

  • Demo Hives

    • Packaged Bees introduced to hive during Bee Weekend.Available for pick-up once colony is established (Tentatively May 13). $319

  • Order Now!

    To order call 1-800-456-7923. Order deadline for packages and queens is Friday, April 6 2018. Order deadline for Nucs is Friday, April 13 2018.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Customers need to speak with a salesperson to request a refund. Refunds will not be authorized via email or through voicemail. All pre-ordered packaged bees must be picked up by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday or they will be considered abandoned and sold to someone waiting on site. No Refunds after Friday, April 6, 2018