Bee Weekend 2019
When is Bee Weekend 2019?
On Friday April 26 (9:30am-5:30pm) and Saturday April 27 (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!
Where & When can I pick up my bees?
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. All pickups will be at our Hwy 99 location, 29548 B Airport Road, Eugene, OR 97402. All bees for LOCAL pickup only. We can mail queens via USPS to Washington and Oregon.
General Package Pick Up
Friday, April 26 from 9:30am - 3:30pm and Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am - 2:00pm
Nuc Box Pick Up
Saturday, May 11 from 8:30am - 10:00am. Order deadline and cancellation deadline for full refund on NUC boxes is April 19 at 4:30 p.m. PST.
Demo Hives Pick Up
Demonstration hives are available for pickup between May 25 and June 8. Based on the health of the hives, the dates may vary. Our beekeeping team will keep you posted on specific pickup times for demo hives.
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.
Presentation & Hive Times:
Friday, April 26 - 9:30am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Saturday, April 27 – 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm
*Hive installations start about an hour after presentations begin.
Please Read All Information That Follows Carefully Before Ordering:
Bee packages not picked up by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 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 27. We do not offer refunds for any bees not picked up. GloryBee cannot facilitate hiving any remaining packages and will sell packages to customers on our waiting list.
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.
The practice of keeping bees and teaching beekeeping is both a family tradition and an important part of our company. We invite you to share in this tradition – let us help you get started with your first hive. By attending our classes you’ll learn from our beekeepers all about what it takes to get started on your own brood as our classes are especially designed for the hobbyist backyard beekeepers.
Is Beekeeping for Me?
January 26, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Learn the basics of beekeeping. We’ll go over what potential supply costs and amount of weekly time you will need to be a beekeeper.
Beekeeping 101 Classes
February 23, March 23, and April 6
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Cost: $25 per class
*Bee Weekend dates are subject to change, dependent upon weather and the health of bees. If dates are changed we will notify all packaged bee customers as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note we do not ship Bees. Local Pickup Only.
(about 7,000 bees)
• Carniolan Bees w/ Queen $132
• Italian Bees w/ Queen $132
• Carniolan Bees w/ Marked Queen $134
• Italian Bees w/ Marked Queen $134
3 lb. Packages
(about 10,000 bees)
• Carniolan Bees w/ Queen $148
• Italian Bees w/ Queen $148
• Carniolan Bees w/ Marked Queen $150
• Italian Bees w/ Marked Queen $150
• Nuc w/ PNW Bees and Queen - $200
• Pick up dates: May 11 - 8:30am-10:00am
• PNW Italian/Carniolan Unmarked $36
• Italian Unmarked $40
• Carniolan Unmarked $40
• Italian Marked $42
• Carniolan Marked $42
• Packaged Bees introduced to hive during Bee Weekend. Available for pick-up once colony is established. $332
To order call 1-800-456-7923. Order deadline for packages and queens is Friday, April 5, 2019. Order deadline for Nucs is Friday, April 19, 2019.
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, April 27 or they will be considered abandoned and sold to someone waiting on site. No Refunds after Friday, April 5, 2019.