I know we are all patiently waiting to get the bee pick up dates/times. As ESTIMATE for BOTH shipments to arrive is around April 20th-21st. These are subject to change and will provide the full schedule details once dates have been confirmed. The weather in California has caused a delay in the Queens being able to mate. They have had snow and low temperatures. Olivarez Honey Bees and Nature’s Nectar have high standards and will not ship the bees to MN until they are properly mated.
Both the FIRST and SECOND Shipment will be arriving at the same time. We will no longer be taking orders for the FIRST and SECOND shipment. If you haven’t purchased bees yet, no problem! You can still order bee’s for a THIRD shipment. This shipment will follow shortly after the FIRST and SECOND shipment has arrived.
I am sorry, we will not be able to make any changes to move you to the 3rd shipment if you are already on the FIRST or SECOND shipment. The website has been updated to reflect the 3rd shipment to order online. Otherwise, if you will be mailing in an order, you can write on the form 3rd shipment. If you choose the first or second shipment, you will be placed on the 3rd shipment.
I think most of us are thankful they aren’t arriving the first week of April given our weather here in MN.
Tom & Jessica