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2015 - Packages, Nucs & Queens! ! *


Sunday - March 29, 2015

 We added

another person & number for callers.


 This new person (Beth)

comes to us with extensive experience

talking to beekeepers!


   will be taking most of my bee calls 

Starting -  2-8-2015 -  7:00 P.M. onward!


The business of honeybees gets more

and more concentrated as we move

closer to early spring and we need

all the help we can get

to better serve you!!

You might be able to reach me at:

419-273-3066 or 419-235-7037

 I can not believe it March

2015 is here!!!


Read way down for information

about prices for Packages, Nucs

and Queen bees.

If we don't call you back later the day

when you first called

please call & or Email the over flow 

persons  - Beth or Jas!

 Our plans are to be providing GA as well as CA

Packages, Ohio Nucs and likely some GA nucs.

Call for more details!

 Read down lower on this page for prices!!!!


The GA packages will be made possible

as much as a week or two sooner then the CA bunch.

If we get too busy we might not even have time to

go for the CA packages unless they are hauling

closer to Forest, OH

GA Bees - Load dates are: 


 (4-1-15 sold out) - (4-15-15 sold out) 

I might have extra packages

on both loads above! 

This load below plenty left! 

(4-28-15) - all #2 lb. packages this load)

This load is not full 

This group below #4 frame nucs

and 3 lb. & 4 lb. packages

(5-6-15)  this nuc date is sold out


GA nuc dates open -

(5-13-15) - & - (5-27-15)

Plans now are to have some packages

for a 7th load in April 2015

This year load will sell out 


We have about 1 week left

before beekeepers will be

arriving here for their scheduled

time for bee orders!!!!

If you remember from last spring

my time to talk will be gone once

the loads are needing to be hauled

to Forest, OH.  After that you will

need to call one of my other helpers.

You can try to get someone here

to pick up the phone if you call.

Leave a message and your number

stated twice slowly!!!!

We here at Parsons' Gold Apiaries

near Forest, Ohio will be providing Package Bees

again this coming spring 2015

for persons driving here by appointment only.

If you remember last spring loads were closing

so fast it was beyond comprehension!

Don't be one of those persons that called

too late this winter for this spring.

We usually start accepting persons for there bee 

order on a Thursday onward tell all have arrived.  

  Shipping info. below: 


We have a family member in Forest, Ohio

 with 10 years bee related experience.  We

will be working on the details to provide GA
  and CA packages for shipping.

When the day comes for the shipping tasks

several persons will be dealing with that process 


4 days tell we start calling

for persons to come for their




This shipping outfit in Forest, OH is called

  Juicetime Apiaries


Ordering for this new Apiary would be best

accomplished by Email and then

a person will call you later

 The Email address is:

This Apiary is working on providing bees

up to Zone #5. 

Any zones past #5 the shipping is at you own risk.

 Provide this apiary with your order ideas,

complete address and if possible two

phone numbers stated twice slowly!!!!

We request at the P.O. that all orders

related to honeybees be insured.

Another Family member

near Forest, OH also with

Bee related experience will be able to take 

orders as an over flow person for 

Parsons' Gold Apiaries

Contact this person at:

Phone number  (419-310-4577)

provide this person with your order idea,

your complete address,

and if possible two phone #'s stated twice slowly!

Ask for Jas when you call!

If no one picks up leave a message.

Often persons are on the phone

with customers when one is calling! 

Beekeepers that are driving here

for package pick-up are

  on a set schedule.  Often the time frame

for scheduled beekeepers coming

 can take several days

due to each persons work schedules. 

We usually start receiving customers

on a Thursday and continue receiving

buyers deep into the weekend before all can arrive.


 Parsons' Gold Apiaries

has the basic Bee Equipment that

  beekeepers might need.

 Shipping per packages for

Juicetime Apiaries below:

#2 Lb. - $40.00 ea.

#3 Lb. - $42.00 ea.

#4 Lb. - $44.00 ea.

#4 Frame GA Nucs $55.00 - $65,00

Depending on distance.

# 2 lb. packages from GA will not be

in large numbers.  I likely will 

have about #50 to #100.

I get updates weekly on numbers to

have for beekeepers  

 All packages will be insured when shipped

if at all possible.

Listings can change without notice

 ask when you phone or email this company

if the prices and figures have changed.  

This company will do all in their power to get the

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

We often have bees to the P.O.

within 4 hours from our

receiving them in hand. 

This company can do nothing

once the bees are at the post office.

If you are not satisfied

with your order you must

address questions or concerns 

with the Post Office before you

remove the bees or queens.

I would open the queen package(s) at

the post office in front of the teller

so you and that person can see that the

queen(s) are fine or not!

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!

 Parsons' Gold Apiaries

We are also taking orders for the CA packages

for pick-up or ship.

Order and pay in full by a set date in the future

as we get word they are now nearly in hand.

Don't wait to order bees as slots fill up quickly!!!!!

In fall 2013 for spring 2014 bees slots were filling in a few weeks from

being open for customers to buy bees for each load!!!!

Packages coming from CA 

Can not say for sure now too early for this group 

 A. -  #2 lb. Package - CA - Italian or Carniolan queen - $

B.  - #3 lb. Package - CA - Italian or Carniolan queen -  $

C. - # 4 lb. Package - CA - Italian or Carniolan queen - $

 If buyer wants a Russian or Buckeye Bell queen instead 

the cost will be reflected accordingly.

CA packages have always been a quality product.  

 My advice for anyone reading this page is to order soon because

each load we can only arrange a specific number of packages.


 Ohio nucs produced by Parsons' Gold Apiaries

Pick-up only!!

2015 prices

 #3 Frame w/Italian Queen - $189.00 ea.

  #3 Frame w/ Russian Queen - $192.00 ea.

#3 Frame w/Buckeye Bell Queen - $199.00 ea.

#4 Frame w/Italian Queen - $226.00 ea.

#4 Frame Nuc w/Russian Queen - $236.00 ea.

#4 Frame Nuc w/Buckeye Bell Queen - $266.00 ea.

#5 Frame w/Italian Queen - $288.00 ea.

5# Frame w/Russian Queen - $292.00 ea.

#5 Frame w/Buckeye Bell Queen - $299.00 ea.

#4 frame nucs in from GA can be shipped

I am working on seats to ship #3 frame

and #5 frame nucs spring and summer


Until you get word from me these

sizes are pick up only!

 Due to massive demands for bees

we might need to make up your

nuc and hand you the queen when you arrive.

With a GA # 4 frame nuc I can not switch out the queen.

If a person would want a different queen in that

particular nuc they would get what ever queen is in the nuc

 then they could buy the desired queen in a queen cage.

I often have extra queens here in cages.

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


GA Packages for 2015

** # 2 Lb. w/I.Q. - $117.75 each

 # 3 Lb. w/I.Q. - $133.75 each

  # 3 Lb. w/R.Q. - $143.75 each

 # 4 Lb. w/I.Q. - $168.75 each

 # 4 Lb. w/R.Q. - $178.75 each  

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

  this Load is 4-28-2015 only!

My numbers on this load is 50 packages. 

Queen prices 2015 until further notice:

Italian queen in a cage              $34.75 each

*Carniolan queen in a cage        $34.75 each

Russian queen in a cage             $38.75 each

Buckeye Bell queen in a cage    $45.75 each

The queen marked with an * might be hard to get early

 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.  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 February 6, 2015 and callers are making contact almost daily now.   You will want to arrange for some slots soon late winter or early spring if you want bees in 2015.  What happenes each year when crunch time arrives orders flood in at the last minute.  Nearly half of all beekeeepers wanting honeybees fail to act in time and can't get the easy way to start into honeybees with a packages or a nuc in April to summer.    Packages usually end in late May.  Persons out there that want bees in the spring need to plan now for the best slots for bees in 2015.