The Bees


“You Get What You Accept” – Grampa

2018 Nucs are coming! We’ll be offering Nucs instead of Packages in 2018. Delivery will be approx 1st part of May.
The advantage with a nuc is that it is already an established hive. It has a laying queen, and brood in all stages. You don’t have to worry about the queen being accepted, and you don’t have to wait a week or so for the queen to begin laying eggs. Also, the NUC comes with a frame of Honey so during a turn of cold weather. the won’t starve. 
$125 Plus $10 Refundable Container.

Fun Facts:

Honeybees have five eyes. The two quite visible eyes you see are called complex eyes but what is much harder to see are the three little eyes that they have on the top of their head between their antennae called the ocelli. These three small eyes are used mainly as light sensors to help the bees navigate. Because bees can’t navigate at all without the sun, (if caught out after the sun goes down, they will have to wait until morning to find their way home to the hive) these little eyes are essential to the bees.

2. A single worker bee will produce only 1/10 of a teaspoon of honey in her entire life. Just one packet of honey represents the life’s work of 20 bees.

3. Honeybees fly well over 50,000 miles to produce only one pound of honey. That’s more mileage than it takes to circle the earth two times at the equator.

4. Male bees, called drones — distinguishable by their large size and proportionally larger eyes — have no stingers.

5. Honeybees have to consume eight pounds of honey to produce just one pound of wax.

6. A queen bee can live up to five years and will typically lay about 2,000 eggs a day in the busy season.

7. A queen bee will have only one mating session in her lifetime that will take place in flight, outside of the hive where she will mate with several different drones. During this flight and during swarming are the only times in a queens life that she will fly.

8. 3 days after the egg is laid it turns into a larva and for that larvae to grow from 1. 7 millimeter egg size to the size of a bee 1570 times larger than the original egg size it is fed royal jelly for two and a half days and then pollen and nectar for two and a half days it is fed between 149 to over 700 times and visited by nurse bees from 1000 to 100000 times.


5 thoughts on “The Bees

  1. I realize that I can’t seem to make up my mind, but I recently found that I lost all of my bees this winter. If possible I would like to be on the list for one package of Carniolans for this spring.
    Thank you

  2. I have to say that I was very pleased with the bees from last year. They produced better than others I obtained from other suppliers. You are my “go to person” from now on!

    Please sign me up for another package of each: one Carniolian and one Italian. Also, could I order:
    an extra Carniolian queen and 20 deep frames?

    Thank you! I am already getting excited for next year and we are just closing this one. Those little hard working critters just have me fascinated.

    To anyone considering Rockinbees I give them 6 stars on a 5 star rating scale. Kind, enthusiastic and dependable service.

  3. My son and I would like get on your list for 4 packages of Carniolan bees. we would
    also like to talk with you about your wood products.

  4. I would like to get on your list for 2 Cornelia bee packages and two queens! the 2 bee packages and hardware I received from you this spring were awesome and your help was off the charts!! you truly are the bee master, thank you for your expert knowledge and Bee Hardware can’t wait for next summer. scott terris

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