Queen Orders 2018


Queen Purchase Order Form


Three Rivers Beekeepers members are invited to take part in the yearly queen purchase. 

  • This opportunity is limited to Three Rivers Beekeepers members only.  If you are not a member, but would like to become one, please click here: Membership
  • Deadline for orders is February 21, 2018.   No orders will be taken after that date.
  • Orders can be placed securely on-line using PayPal or credit card by completing the information below.
  • Payment must be received at the time the order is placed.
  • If you do not have a credit card or paypal account, please contact one of the club board members at: info@threeriversbeekeepers.com.
  • Queens are expected to arrive early to mid April, HOWEVER this may change depending on weather conditions in the area where the bees are being sourced.
  • Club members will be notified of date adjustments as shipping details become more firm.
  • Once the queens arrive, they must be picked up on the published date.
  • It is the buyers’ responsibility to make arrangements to pick up your order.  If you can not pick up your own order, please make arrangements with a friend or family member to do so on your behalf.
  • TRB is not responsible for the health or availability of queens that are not picked up on the designated arrival date/location.
  • If you have questions about placing a queen order, please contact TRB at info@threeriversbeekeepers.com.

Three Rivers will source queens from Lappe’s Bee Supply and Honey Farm in Central Iowa.

Arrive early to mid-April.

Saskatraz Queens –  $35 unmarked;  $39 marked

Italian Hybrid Queens –   $28.50 unmarked;  $32.50 marked

Carniolan Queens –   $28.50 unmarked;  $32.50 marked

  • Queens are naturally mated.
  • Queens are not clipped.
  • Shipped in mini cages; must  be placed in hives as soon as you receive them; it is hard on the queens to leave them sitting for awhile without being inside the hive.