(Italian) 3 lb. Package Bees With Queen - Pickup Riverside, CA

$ 174.99 $ 190.00

PICK - UP ONLY - We do NOT ship bees.

PICKUP DATE Saturday April 13th, 2024 (subject to change)

Time: 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quantities are limited! - Order Spring 2024 Today!
Don't miss out on your chance to get started in beekeeping! This is the one time a year you can acquire bees from Pierco.


Package Bees - Sell Price
Packages: $174.99 
  • Pick-Up Only: 
    Pierco Inc.
    680 Main St.
    Riverside, CA. 92501


  • TARGET PICK UP DATE: pick-up date at Pierco: Saturday April 13th, 2024. 

  •  (Subject to change).

2024 Bees in Packages
Packages Include:
  • 3 lbs. of Italian Bees 
  • 1 Mated & Marked Queen
  • 1 Can of feed

OHB Italian Queens

Italian queens form the backbone of OHB. We choose our breeder queens based on the hive's performance in honey production, gentleness, brood-rearing viability, and overall ability to overwinter healthy and heavy. In addition, OHB has worked with the "Tech Transfer Team," developed by world-renowned entomologist Marla Spivak, since before its official launch in an effort to identify and maintain desirable traits in our current stock. We've infused the "Minnesota Hygienic" and the "VSH" traits into our Italian stock, in an effort to enhance disease and mite resistance or tolerance.

Italian traits:

  • Gentle and easy to manage (a good "beginner bee")
  • Prolific brood producers
  • Highly hygienic
  • Good comb builders
  • Excellent foragers
  • Excellent honey producers


Question: When will my bees be ready?

Answer:   Saturday April 13th, 2024 (one day only)

(Subject to change)


Question: How will you contact me?

Answer: We will reach out by email to schedule your pickup appointment for BEE PICKUP DAY! (approximately 1-2 weeks prior)


Question: Will the pickup date change?

Answer: The pickup date is subject to change. We will give as much notice as possible in the event of a change. 

Changes: Please make sure to double check your order prior to submitting payment as orders are subject to a $10 change fee after the prepayment has been processed.



There is a $50 non-refundable cancellation/restocking fee for canceled bee package orders - per package.


NO SHOW: In the event you do not arrive on package pickup day, your funds will be forfeited.


    • Note: Package Bees do not qualify orders for Free Shipping.