Bear Country Bees

Nuc Pickup Information

Get the details on when and where you can pick up your nucs

The pickup event that the guys at Bear Country Bees put on was really enjoyable! Not only were they really professional and personable, we appreciated that they took extra time to coach us while we were there."
- Mark Knutson


About Your Nucs

Each year, Bear Country Bees delivers 3 lb. bee packages & nucs to beekeepers in the Utah and Salt Lake county areas. These bees are reared in the finest, most reputable apiaries in California and transported safely to Utah for pickup. 

Over the years, Bear Country Bees has provided hundreds of bee packages & nucs to beekeepers from all experience levels and walks of life.

*Note: all nucs come with an established queen, 5-frames, and a nuc box.

Haven't ordered your nucs yet? Pre-order now!

Nuc Pickup Options

Check out the the pickup location details below and schedule your time to pick up your nucs. Times don't work for you? Contact our support team to make alternative arrangements.

Plan To Be Flexible!

Each season, we transport 3 lb. bee packages to Utah from California. Then, we install bees from these packages into nucs and nurture them for approximately 10 days to ensure the colony is properly established.

The inherently unpredictable nature of agriculture (e.g. weather delays) can create a lot of scheduling challenges for the initial pickup of the bee packages. We ask you to please be patient and flexible as we work with the apiaries to secure these bees for you and get them to you safely.

Once the initial establishment period is over, we turn the bees over to you! We'll need you to arrange a pickup time with us to pick up your nuc(s) around or after dusk. Picking up in the late evening or early night allows us to get your bees safely prepared for travel.

No other beekeeping supply company in our area offers this service!

Bear Country Bees has a MUCH better service quality than other suppliers I've tried. I'm much more satisfied with what I received here. They made it very easy to order my bees and kept me very well updated on the arrival status. "

Mary Gerard - 4th-Year Beekeeper

Office Hours Event Replay

Did you miss the live event? Not to worry! Click the play button below to watch the event replay and see what is going to be different at this year's Bee Package Pickup event. You can also download our slide deck below.

Download The Event Slides

Click below to download a PDF of the slides we used at the online event

What To Expect

What's Different About Our Honey Bee Pickup Experience?

Our pickup experience is one-of-a-kind in the beekeeping industry. It's not just a logistical hand-off. When you come to pick up your bees, you'll get access to additional supplies, hands-on instruction, 1:1 beekeeper training, Q&A sessions, and more. We've got everything you'll need to get a successful start to your season. You won't leave disappointed!

But it doesn't stop there! Even after you pick up your bees, we're still here for you. We don't just pass things off to you only to disappear until the next time you need to buy bees or beekeeping supplies. 

We stick around to provide you with on-going resources throughout the season starting with Backyard Beekeeping Launchpad, our new state-of-the-art online course for new backyard beekeepers. We also have loads of free articles, online courses, and other resources we're consistently releasing along with our world-class support to give you everything you need to become a successful beekeeper.

Online Office Hours New*

Get the latest information on Pickup Event logistics, training, a Q&A session, and more.

Convenient Online Resources

Get 24/7 access to all of our online courses, articles, and other beekeeping resources.

On-Going Support

Even after your pickup, we're here to answer questions you have throughout the season.

OTher's experiences

What Our Customers Say

I haven't had a good experience with the other suppliers in the area, but I really like the way these guys do business. One thing that has impressed me all along the way with Bear Country Bees is that they are very good at communicating in a professional and timely manner. All around great service!

Mark Wirthlin

2nd-Year Beekeeper

Make sure you have the latest pickup details

In order to get the most out of our Nuc Pickup event, check out our Real-Time Updates regularly to make sure you're in the loop all along the way. As soon as we have new details, you'll have access to them.


Here are some common questions about picking up your nucs:

How do I get the latest updates?

Are the pickup details set in stone?

How do the Real-Time Updates work?

Where will the pickup locations be?

Are there other resources available on this website where I can ask questions and get guidance on how to be a better beekeeper?

Can I pick up other supplies too?

Will extra bees be available?

How can I contact Bear Country Bees?

What are the backup contact methods?

Why do I need to use the Real-Time Updates?

Real-Time Updates

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