Bee Weekend 2020

Bee Weekend 2020
  • COVID-19 Update

    GloryBee is keenly aware that April is a critical month for beekeepers! At this time we are making plans to manage bee package pick up on April 24th and 25th in a drive thru fashion to minimize person to person contact. Our on-site classes will be offered in video-format online. If you have ordered bees from us, you will be receiving more details via email soon. We will not be holding any additional public activities on April 24th and 25th.

    When is Bee Weekend 2020?

    On Friday, April 24 (8:30am-4:30pm) and Saturday, April 25 (8:30 - 2:00pm), 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, and live demonstrations.

    Unloading BeesWhere & 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 only.

    General Package Pick Up
    Friday, April 24 from 8:30am - 4:30pm and Saturday, April 25 from 8:30am - 2:00pm

    Nuc Box Pick Up
    Saturday, May 9 from 8:30am - 10:00am. Order deadline and cancellation deadline for full refund on NUC boxes is April 17 at 4:30 p.m. PST

    Demo Hives Pick Up
    Demonstration hives are available for pickup between May 22 and June 5. 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

    Mike France, Beekeeper and President of Lane County Beekeeping Association, and other experienced beekeepers demonstrating 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.

    Beekeeping Presentation Times:
    Friday, April 24 - 9:30am, 12:00pm, 2:30pm
    Saturday, April 25 – 9:30am, 12:00pm

    Hive Installation Demos:
    Friday, April 24 - 10:30am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
    Saturday, April 25 – 10:30am, 1:00pm

  • 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 25, 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 25. 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.

    Caution: Live bees are purchased at your own risk.  Bee stings may cause allergic reactions in some people.

    If you have any questions, please call the sales department at 1-800-456-7923 ext. 700.

  • Beekeeping Classes

    Beekeeping Classes

    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 specially designed for the hobbyist backyard beekeepers.

    2020 Beekeeping 101 Classes
    March 14, and April 11
    10:00AM - 1:00PM
    Cost: $25 per class
    Register Here

    *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.

Bee Prices:

Please note we do not ship Bees. Local Pickup Only.

  • 3 lb. Packages
    (about 10,000 bees)

    • Carniolan Bees w/ Marked Queen $155
    • Italian Bees w/ Marked Queen $155

  • Nuc Boxes

    • Nuc w/ PNW Bees and Queen - $200
    • Pick up dates: May 9 - 8:30am-10:00am

  • Queens

    Italian Marked $43
    Carniolan Marked $43

  • Demo Hives

    Packaged Bees introduced to hive during Bee Weekend. Available for pick-up once colony is established. $335

  • Order Now!

    Vsit here to order bees. We are not accepting orders via the phone.

    Order deadline for packages and queens is Friday, April 10, 2020.

    Order deadline for Nucs is Monday, April 17, 2020.

  • 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, April 25 or they will be considered abandoned and sold to someone waiting on site. No Refunds after Friday, April 10, 2020.