Bees are coming

Pre-Order Live Bees for 2023


Pre-Ordering has Concluded for 2022.

Orders will arrive near the end of April. You will be contacted about your order from the store you will be picking your bees up at. Bee packages are required to be picked up within 24 hours after arrival. We’ll be sure to follow up with you again with a phone call and another email to let you know the exact time and date for when you may pick up your bees.

Pre-order is open now through March 31, 2023.

Reserve your hive today! Orders will arrive near the end of April. The store you designate as your pickup location will contact you to make arrangements for picking up your bees, so please make sure the contact info on your order is correct. Final pickup details should be available 1-2 weeks before bees arrive on-site. As bees are live animals, bee packages are required to be picked up within 24 hours of their arrival. 

Italian Live Bees & Mated Queen

3 lb. Package - $179.99

Most popular bee type to raise

Minimal swarming activity

Usually gentle-natured, can be aggressive in spring.

Forage close to home. 

Population builds quickly

Large population and good honey production

Not particularly resistant to pests

Good starter bee

Carniolan Live Bees & Mated Queen

3 lb. Package - $179.99

Ideal for Cool Climates

Most gentle-natured

Prone to swarming activity

Still forage on cool and wet days

Forage a wide area

Population builds into early fall

Large winter colony promotes hardiness


Bees Resources

Tips & More for Getting Started Beekeeping


Guide: How to Properly Transport, Install, & Setup a Beekeeping Hive for BeginnersGuide: How to Properly Transport, Install, & Setup a Beekeeping Hive for Beginners

Bee Setup & Installation Guide

Bee Keeping Blogs

How-to Videos


Bees Essentials

Everything You Need for a Healthy Hive


Mellivo Strong Box Two Deep Hive KitMellivo Strong Box Two Deep Hive Kit

Everything You Need for Your Hive to Thrive

Everything You Need for Your Bees to Start a New Hive


Store Locations


EAST GREAT FALLS, MT

406-761-7441 | 4400 10th Avenue S

WEST GREAT FALLS, MT

406-453-0200 | 1000 3rd Street NW

HAVRE, MT

406-265-9566 | 3180 US Hwy 2 W

COEUR d'ALENE, ID

208-666-0506 | 170 E Kathleen Ave

PONDERAY, ID

208-255-5757 | 477181 N Hwy 95

LEWISTON, ID

208-746-1368 | 2981 Thain Grade

COLVILLE, WA

509-684-1444 | 1150 S Main Street

MEAD, WA

509-465-8100 |15228 N Newport Hwy

MOSES LAKE, WA

509-765-9231 | 1147 W Broadway

OMAK, WA

509-422-9840 | 1227 Koala Dr

SPOKANE, WA

509-922-1090 | 8307 E Trent

Local store prices may vary from those displayed. Products shown as available are normally stocked, but inventory levels cannot be guaranteed. North 40 Outfitters operates strictly as a retailer, not a wholesaler. We reserve the right to decline orders to other retail outlets and/or any other reseller to provide product availability for our end-user customers. If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please call 844.466.8440.
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