This list is not extensive, but should help you get oriented…
Honey Bee Suppliers
Contact the breeders to determine ordering deadlines and availability. It is often wise to reserve nucs or package bees months in advance or participate in a group order. Package bees and nucs are typically available from commercial breeders in early Spring. Local Humboldt County nucs may be available from some beekeepers in Spring/Summer, but vary – attend local HCBA monthly meetings & social media to check availability. Queens typically available Apr/May to August from commercial breeders (California Central Valley areas, Washington & Oregon). Local Humboldt County queens may be available in Spring, check on the HCBA Facebook page and Yahoo List-serve.
TABER’S HONEY BEE GENETICS, Vacaville, CA Tel: 707-449-0440. Carniolan-Russian & Italian
C.F. KOEHNEN & SONS, INC., Glenn, CA, Tel: 530-891-5216 Italian & Carniolan
OLIVEIRA’S HONEY BEES, Orland, CA, Tel: (877) 865-0298, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Italian & Carniolan
Woodlyn Brand Beehive Supplies, Loleta, CA. Tel: (707) 496-9707. Humboldt County based quality woodenware. Support a local business!
Lost Coast Hay, Eureka, CA, Tel: 707-497-6927, Local woodenware & other equipment.
A & L Feed, McKinleyville, CA, carries equipment, books, foundation etc.
Brushy Mountain Bee Farm – Based in North Carolina, full range of supplies.
Dadant & Sons, Inc. Full range of supplies. Shipping is fast if ordered by phone from the Chico, CA store.
Mann Lake, Ltd. Full range of supplies. Shipping is fast if ordered from the Woodland, CA store.