Located on Stockton Lake, the habitat is perfect for raising bees. We are blessed with the opportunity to provide customers with locally adapted bees, always working hard to refine our stock and improve our genetics. If you are looking for bees we hope to hear from you!
Spring 2022 Nucs are available for reserve now!!
5 Frame Deep Nucs installed in your equipment here on Bee Day are $160
I have around 40 plastic pro nuc transport boxes left for $15 each. If they become available they will probably cost more so if you know you want some be sure to reserve them also.
Bee days are scheduled the last two weekends of April. We can also work with you for weekday appointments.
Update 4/21/22: We have additional NUCS available now and more later in May. Contact us for more information!
Feel free to contact me anytime to reserve your Nuc and/or ask questions.
You can reach me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or phone (417)214-3736
or through the "contact us" on this website.
Queens are sold out for the season. Available next spring by prior arrangement / reserves.
Thank you for your business!
We love our customers, so feel free to set up a time to visit us!
Greenfield, MO, 65661
(417) 214-3736 The pin on the map is correct, but since we have no address here the gps directions are not accurate. Please refer to the pin location on the map. From Greenfield, Mo. take hwy 39 north, go 3.8 miles to N. Dade 125 ON THE RIGHT.
It's getting close to that time for bees to go home with their new care takers!!
PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL SO WE KNOW YOU ARE AWARE OF THE PICKUP DATES.
If we do not hear back we know to call and get you up to date.
Bee pickup days are Sat. April 23rd and Sun. 24th all day.
If you have time during the week ahead of that (20th - 23rd) let me know and we should be able to get you taken care of then and we will have more time to chat - as it won't be as busy.
If you need a different date let me know so we can arrange that.
When you respond to this email let me know which day and if you can please give us a range of time you expect to be here so we can determine if there is a bottleneck in waiting and need to do something on that.
OK, now for the details on picking up bees...
Bring cash or check (payable to chris bay), as i may not have a card reader there.
Bring your equipment if you didn't order a Pro-nuc box.
Make sure you have the remaining frames in the box, so if you have a 10 frame box have the other 5 in there.
Bring ratchet straps to hold the lids and equipment together.
Bring a veil or jacket if you want to check out your bees.
Do not enclose them in a trunk or other closure because they need ventilation!
Have something to keep them from sliding around in the bed of your truck or vehicle.
You can make a vent screen for the hive entrance from window screen or hardware cloth to keep the bees in. We will have some on hand as well. Do not plan to completely seal off the hive without ventilation! A small entrance on a reducer is not recommended on a warm day while transporting your bees.
If you want me to put them in your equipment prior to pickup get
a hold of me to drop your equipment off ahead of time.
There is a map at the bottom of our website (sonscreekbees.com). It is accurate right to the gate.
From Greenfield, Mo. take hwy 39 north, go 3.8 miles to N. Dade 125 ON THE RIGHT. You will see a sign that says "sons creek bees meet here". That's us right there at the gate on the right. If it is not muddy and/or you have a 4wd, pull in the gate and park in the field around the cedar trees. If you don't pull in the field, pull along our fence so my neighbors can get by.
From Stockton, Mo., head south on hwy 39 for about 15 min., you will pass Arcola, and Neola. After you cross Son's Creek Bridge on hwy 39 it will be the 2nd N. Dade 125 sign on the left, at the top of the hill.
The first n. dade 125 after you cross the bridge is not the correct one, go up to the top of the hill on 39.
You will see us on the left and the sign "sons creek bees meet here".
ALSO: We are right on a curve in the highway, so please look twice before coming and going.
Thank you all,