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2016 - Packages, Nucs & Queens! ! *


Sunday - February 7, 2016 

Our dates for 2016 bees are:

Late March 2016 - Last part of May 2016

6 - Loads of packaged honeybees so far!

Load - 1 -  Late March 2016

Load - 2 - Early April 2016

Load - 3 - Mid. April 2016

Load - 4 - Late April 2016

Load - 5 - Early May 2016

Load - 6 - Late May 2016 

For the 1st load we will start making schedules

for pick-up here on March 31, 2016 onward tell

all scheduled orders for that load are gone.  

See prices for bees way below!

Don't wait to call for bees!

Loads close rapidly each season!

 Today we have: 


Days left!

  Just over 7 weeks

  tell the 1st load of bees arrive

spring 2016!

 Remember when the early slots are filled

you will not get your order as early as

you want them.   The sooner you hive

your bees the better your honey yield

or better pollination of fruits and berries etc.

Right now our first load the one in March

is enough filled we are beginning to place

new orders on our second load and

onward for the remaining 4 loads.

Your investment needs time to grow!

If you were in contact with us last season

you were well aware of dates closing super fast!

Do yourself a favor and call for your order


 We started taking orders

for bees already for 2016

read down for other details

I am very happy to report that persons are

now calling with increasing speed

so they will not be left out

come spring!


We added

another person & a number for callers.


 This new person (Beth)

comes to us with extensive experience

talking to beekeepers!


   will be taking most of our bee calls 

Beth started - 2-8-2015




  If you call & we don't call you back later the day

when you first called

please call 


  If you remember from last spring

our time to talk on the phone will be gone once

 the apiary work or hauling of bees begins. 

   After that you will

need to call or contact 

Beth's number. 

Jared 567-525-9430

his email address is:

His wife Jenn - email address


Jared Tuttle worked to

ship packages and nucs this past spring.

Now both Jared and Jennifer

will be dealing with shipping of Packages

and Nucs in spring 2016. 

We here at Parsons' Gold Apiaries

near Forest, Ohio have the Package Bees,

  nucs and bee equipment. 
We deal with persons driving here

for their orders of packages/nucs/queens

and related bee equipment.

After GA Packages are over in

Late May 2015 

We really get going on Ohio Nucs 

from May to late Fall.

Robert B. Parsons


 What happens each year persons think because

it is early they don't have to worry about getting

honeybees.  All experienced Beekeepers want the

early slots not the late dates.   


Beekeepers wanting really large orders

of packages and nucs need to get their

orders to us now.   

Honeybee providers are ordering now for their

  customers and those slots are filling fast! 

If you want orders of  25 - 50 - 75 - 100 + 

Packages or Nucs

we must hear from you now!!!

Call Parsons' Gold Apiaries at 419-273-3066

If no one picks up leave a message saying your

numbers twice slowly!

Place your order soon! 

 Tri-County Bee Convention

Wooster, OH

Will be here before we know it.

March 3rd and 4th - 2016

  Shipping info. below: 

We supplied this past March through May

close to 600 packages


We have a family member in Forest, Ohio

 with 11 years bee related experience. 

He is running two apiaries to date. 

Juice Time Apiaries will again be shipping 

Packages and Nucs in from GA

We are working to provide bees from

Ohio as well as in from FL

if orders go out of sight. 

Remember persons getting packages or nucs

by mail could experience dead bees on the bottom

of each container some.

When shipping honeybees the unit

is under great stress as the postal department

does not handle honeybees like you or I would.

Brood/honeybees will die in route due to how the item is handled.

Honeybees in a container like a nuc will begin pulling out

dead larva/nearly grown bees and they will drop to the

bottom of the container.  This is standard practices for honeybees.

Honeybees in shipping containers can be 1, 2, or 3 weeks old.  

Honeybees often unless cared for well will die in 3 weeks. 

When a buyer asks for their bees to be shipped they are

doing this at their own risk and we are not responsible for losses!

Every week we get in buyers for honeybee orders that have driven

100 - 200 - 300 - 400 and past 500 miles here so they

can avoid shipping their bees.


Nucs from Ohio are limited in numbers

if you are reading this do not delay ordering!

We have already gotten in many orders to date.

  Buyers do not want to miss out order early.

Since May this past spring our OH nuc production 

  reached nearly 100 units mostly 4 frames 

    We also placed around 30 to 35 GA nucs 


     Some buyers

wanted hard to get queen types

delaying their order tell July.

Any one that wanted a queen like

an Italian or Russian that makes the process

speed up. 

In most parts of the USA July

starts the major nectar flow.

I caught a swarm August 8, 2009

it did well enough that season to

get through the winter well and

was one of my best hives summer


Just this past week 9-19-2015 I placed

3 - nucs with a beekeeper in here from

Carmel, Indiana.  New at bees so he and

his loved ones are going to have some very

interesting experiences! 

Some beekeepers came last

August 2014 got some nucs and went home

and made each over 100 lbs. of honey. 

Nuc pricing see way below this page

We usually have buyers pay

for their orders in advance

as much time and effort goes

into an order.  Orders in from

  from GA or FL are paid

for also weeks in advance

of the buyer actually getting

his or her honeybees/Queens!

Ones that pay in advance 

can make sure that their order

will actually go to them.  Often

when the order is ready and we

call the buyer to come they are

on vacation or not answering

their phone 


Beekeepers that are driving here

for bee equipment must call first 

This spring/Summer until further notice we

will be selling nucs

 Parsons' Gold Apiaries

has the basic Bee Equipment that

  beekeepers might need.

Our late spring shipping of nucs

has not started yet.

Those rates will still be figured


Parsons' Gold Apiaries


Juicetime Apiaries will be working together

 #4 Frame OH Nucs $65,00

Depending on distance.

We will reserve the right to accept

orders as that relates to distance out.


Listings can change without notice

 ask when you phone or email the company

if the prices and figures have changed.  

These companies will do all in their power to get the

order to the P.O. as quickly as possible. 


This company can do nothing

once the bees are at the post office.


Care for queens and bees

once you leave the P.O.

is extremely important they

don't get too hot or too cold!

Bees are super hard to get

take super care of them!

 Ohio nucs produced by Parsons' Gold Apiaries

and Juice Time Apiaries

We prefer that you come for the order

We are going to try to ship some 2015 orders.


Check later with Beth for more details!

I will be filling the details to Beth soon for

new plans for our nucs.

Orders that need to be shipped an order

that is not a 5 frame nuc

buyers will need to arrange

with us to purchase a

new frame or two to fill the box

so frames don't move from

side to side killing bees or the queen.

 New price below as of today!


#3 Frame w/Italian Queen - $190.00 ea.

  #3 Frame w/ Russian Queen - $206.00 ea.

#3 Frame w/Buckeye Bell Queen - $236.00 ea.

#4 Frame w/Italian Queen - $240.00 ea.

#4 Frame Nuc w/Russian Queen - $256.00 ea.

#4 Frame Nuc w/Buckeye Bell Queen - $286.00 ea.

#5 Frame w/Italian Queen - $290.00 ea.

5# Frame w/Russian Queen - $306.00 ea.

#5 Frame w/Buckeye Bell Queen - $336.00 ea.

  Due to massive demands for honeybees

we might need to make up your

nuc and hand you the queen when you arrive.

If persons reading this site above want orders of nucs

such as 6 - 7 - 10 - 20 plus, call about volume pricing


Some of this information below was related

to this past bee season!  These prices below are

still correct tell our sale is over on 12-1-2015.

 The GA packages  - #2 Lb., 3Lb. and 4 Lb.


GA Packages Spring 2015

** # 2 Lb. w/I.Q. - $128.00 each

 # 3 Lb. w/I.Q. - $146.00 each

  # 3 Lb. w/R.Q. - $158.00 each

 # 4 Lb. w/I.Q. - $185.00 each

 # 4 Lb. w/R.Q. - $197.00 each  

** the #2 Lb. Packages come with only Italian Queens

  this Load is for early April 2016!

I might be getting in some #2 Lb. packages in late March too.

Queen prices 2016 until further notice:

Remember queen suppliers are nearly out of

queens by late summer or early fall 

Marked Queens add $10.00

Italian queen in a cage              $38.00 each

*Carniolan queen in a cage        $38.00 each

Russian queen in a cage             $46.00 each

Buckeye Bell queen in a cage    $49.00 each

As about money off large numbers of queens ordered.

*This queen is still hard to find in large supply

 If I have any extra packages they might be in from GA

Keep reading this part of this website for extra package times 

Not sure to date how many extra Carniolan Queens I can get

We might also have extra GA nucs but we will likely

not know that tell deep into spring 2015.

I must have your payment check or credit card at least

two weeks or more before you get your bees.

Some persons that wait too late have to do a wire transfer of funds.

Remember we take Master Card, Visa, Discover Card,

Cash, Money orders, wire transfers, and other checks.








**# 3 frame nucs are best for spring

as they are too small for late summer and fall


 Any nuc or hive with a marked queen

add an additional $6.00 -  2014 price.   

I usually place my nucs

 in a special cardboard nuc box

made for honeybees.



If the customer wants their order

in a pre-assembled pine nuc box

add $50.00 to the order.  

   A # 4 frame nuc buyer might

want an additional frame added

so there are no frames tossing around

 in a #5 frame nuc box.

   An aditional new frame add $4.00

 for your order.

  These nucs are assembled and glued

with waterproof glue

 and I like to paint them too if  time permits.

  All orders for special wooden boxes

need to be placed way ahead of time.


Freshly painted nuc boxes will cost an 

additional fee if not already painted.


A wooden nuc box is

nearly 12 separate parts before

  they are assembled.



Another way that persons order

honeybees is to have the nuc already

inside a deep box, the addional 4 or 5

frame added, a telescoping lid, 

  inner cover, and

screened the bottom board

attached with hive staples. 

I will screen the entrance so

when the buyer

arrives all they have

to do is load it and go


It is best to place honeybees

no matter how contained in

the back of a pick-up truck.


Some place them

into any sort of vehicle too.


No matter how they are

transported much care is

needed with honeybees

where an individual is

also near!


With this set up above the buyer

has the cost of the nuc and all the

additional parts of the hive

so this is less work once the

bees are at your home place

or apiary.


When you move

a nuc the lid

should be attached

in some way so the

bees inside can get some

air to vent the box.

I will screen the entrance

and this will help a lot

unless the nuc has to move

in extreme heat and for

many hours of travel.


 It is very important that anyone

transporting honeybees run the

air conditioner and keep the

hive away from direct sun light too.


Do not leave your vehicle with

a hive inside closed up.  If you

need to eat it is best to go to a

drive up and keep the air conditioner going.


It is very important to make your

trip here and home in one day

if you can't then bring another

diver so your vehicle is constantly

in motion!    



 A #4 or #5 frame nuc can often be used upon

 receiving it for several days when you

 haul them to your area of the country.

Ask me and I will tell you the size of each

nuc as in days that this or that once can be

left inside before installing them into a

larger area.


  I have produced

nucs/larger hives

for buyers

 here in OH for

16 consective seasons.


 New beekeepers want honeybees at all times

 of the year as there is no normal time

 to start keeping honeybees.

I have placed many hives as late

 as middle of November of any

 given season with success! 

  If you get a hive late you will want to talk

 with me on how to treat this

 colony in late fall and winter time.

There are no guarntees for success

as beekeeping is a super interesting experience

and you learn as you go.

   No two queens are the same and

the queen makes the hive. 

 I still learn something each year


I am starting my 48th year in 2014.


Your colony is your responsiblity

 and when you leave with your order

 the responsibiltiy of the life

of the queen and the bees

in a nuc rests with you.



The moment you as the new beekeeper

gets your hive home and starts learning anything

 can happen to that queen.


How you remove and replace each frame

 with honeybees on each is up to you

 and so this venture is personal and ever changing.


It is first come first served and the

 wait might be longer then

you want due

 to when I hear from

you.   What hives are

 ready for each new


or returning beekeeper.


I get in callers daily some are just

 looking wanting to know the best

 deal and calling to shop around. 


The problem often rests

 with the beekeepers that

 waits too long to settle

 with this or that provider.


At this time of the year 

up to some time

 in late November/December 

providers and breeders

 start getting together with prices

for the next year.  

Orders just

 keep on mounting.  Don't wait

too long to pick a provider.

Some of us have nearly

unlimited supplies

 of honeybees at different

 times of the year

 and some don't have that

 many units to market.


I stress to all that call me or are

reading this right now that

there is a time to smell

  the roses so to speak

 and there is a time to settle

 on this or that provider.


My advice for you is to find a provider

 that knows honeybees

and has provided bees

 for buyers for many years.


Ones that just put out

his or her sign that spring

you might want to steer clear of.

   You want a company that has done this

 for some time

or a company that was

 doing honeybees for

years but not

just for buyers. 


I was a beekeeper

with my own hives

 for 30 + years before I said I

 was in business for others.














 We market a treatment - will help honeybees deal with problems in the hive


Parsons' Gold Solution 


A safe non toxic treatment!


Do not let anyone tell you one can't make honey in the first season.


My web site talks about this treatment and particulars for it to be mailed. 
















Hiving packages of bees.


Hiving packages of bees.

(See FAQ to decide whether you

want a package of bees or a nuc.)


* We take great care with honeybee related to packages, nucs, full sized hives, bee related equipment and other produces sold here.

Nucs in cardboard boxes made for honeybees in our care are put in a building out of the sun as soon as possible with fans to provide ventilation when made up for buyers.   This is done for buyers that are coming soon.  

We are not responsible for any bees or bee items after they leave our care!

Note:   Our nucs weather permitted have a mated queen inside unless other arrangements are set in place.  Nucs that we make up in Forest, OH are usually on combs.

Some orders come in where the buyer want say a 3 frame, 4 frame or 5 frame nuc.  In this case if the buyer gets this size such as a 3 frame or a 4 frame in a 5 frame container it is best to add the extra frame(s) to keep the nuc frames from swaying from side to side killing bees and maybe the queen if she is in with the bees on the combs.  The buyer would then want to purchase an extra frame and that should be set up with us during the first contact so I can have it in the nuc box when the buyer comes for the nuc. 

Usually I have the nuc already prepared if it was ordered for pick up.  Ohio weather changes from morning to p.m. quickly.  It is not advisable to set up a nuc in the rain of chilly weather and often when the buyer comes the weather in the spring here has changed to rain or super cool in a few hours.   This is the reason why I put the completed nuc in a cardboard nuc box made for honeybees in a building when finished usually with a fan running in the room. 

If at all possible I talk with the buyer before a purchase about the order that a beekeeper wants.  Some beekeepers when they come ask for a nuc not ordered before their specific date.  In a case like this one has to take what I have as getting what they might want at the last minute is just not possible.  I have to tell the buyer this is all that I have ready without first hand notice like several days or weeks before.   

Due to cool spring weather here in OH we are slowed often due to how each day progresses.  In summer and fall each year I try to have many # 4 or # 5 frame nucs generated from our supplies.  Nucs from here in OH produced in the middle of the summer will not be ready till later in August or September.    New beekeepers do not know to place orders early it takes many seasons for me to get some beekeepers to think early.  With knowledge one can over winter a colony started in August, September and even October.  A new beekeeper contacted me one year and wanted then two full sized hives two deeps.  I told the beekeeper exactly what to do and both hives made it through the winter well!  That set up in 2015 would cost a persons well over $400.00 since a hive of that large would have many frames of honey.  Drawn comb is of great value for hive development.  Ones wanting a hive with two deeps, honey, brood and bees is a lot for the money!

I might or might not have nucs or full sized hives ready past June for different reasons so this is why I say to beekeepers you must contact us early so we can better prepare for what each feels is their need.   Plan to pay in full at time of order as we don't consider your order firm unless we have that order paid for in advance!

This payment option happens when there is just too many wanting nucs and the numbers are small.  Each year is different so check when you call or we will tell you that sort of thing when you call.    

Please call or Email us if you want to order - Honeybee nucs or full size hives from today onward!  Today is October 24, 2015 and callers are making contact almost daily for the Parsons' Gold Solution and how to over winter their colonies.  Nearly half of all beekeeepers wanting honeybees each spring fail to act in time and can't get them the easy way to start into honeybees with a packages or a nuc in March early summer.    Packages usually end in late May.  Persons out there that want bees in the spring need to plan now this fall for the best slots for bees in 2016.  We placed right at 100 Ohio Nucs this past spring to deep summer 2015 bees.  One year a few years ago we had buyers come tell November.