Bjorn Apiaries

2016 Spring Packages....$110.00 each

Sorry for any inconvenience. Any package orders for May delivery will get a full refund or get nucs at no additional charge. Email for information.

Italian 3 pound packages (with mated queen)...................................110.00 each

Bulk discounts for details.

There is no such thing as an "order" without at least 1/2 down at the time of ordering.

Delivery dates are set  for PLEASE NOTE CHANGE: April 15/16. The packages previously scheduled for April 8/9 are delayed one week due to weather issues with the supplier. If this is a problem, please email questions or concerns. Please do not call or email just to complain. We have no control over this situation. Thank you for your patience.  

Please pick up bees during the posted times below. Please do not show up at other times. 

All additional changes or information to pass along, will be posted here. please check in on this page as updates are made as the delivery date approaches. 


Pick-up will be in Dillsburg (York Co.) ON FRIDAY APRIL 15 ONLY

FROM 4-8pm.

180 Century Lane, Dillsburg Pa. 17019


Hummelstown (Dauphin Co.) ON SATURDAY APRIL 16TH ONLY

FROM 8am to 2pm 

1354 Shopes Church Rd. Hummelstown, Pa. 17036


Cogan Station (Lycoming County) Saturday  April 16th morning pick-up

421 Stony Gap Rd. Cogan Station, Pa. 17728


Other times by request by calling Duke.

May delivery/pickup times will be posted when available.

But dates will be May 11-12-13 timeframe.

Please pick your orders at the earliest available time. Any bees not picked up by the last times posted for Saturday will be considered abandoned, and will be packaged in a hive at that time.



Full payment due by March 15th, and for all orders after February 1st.

If you have questions email us at


Call 717-938-0444 for secure credit card payment.


No refund for cancellations after March 1, 2013


Payment by check:

Make payable to: Bjorn Apiaries

Mail to: Mike Thomas  696 Potts Hill Rd.  Lewisberry, Pa. 17339


Call 717-938-0444 for secure credit card transactions (Visa and MC)



Please note: 

We think it is hypocritical to promote northern breeding programs and also provide packages from the south. But truth is, we lack any real northern supply to fill the vast demand for bees. Our own operation sells out very fast each year for northern nucs with acclimatized stock from our own breeding program. And while we still promote and will work very hard to build upon the northern industry,  we need additional bees for all the new beekeepers. And someone will provide packages to fill the huge void out there, unable to be filled by northern breeders like ourselves.

We will still be offering the same high quality over wintered northern nucs that we always provided. (See the queen/bees page for details.) But we will not be passing off package orders to other beekeepers as we did in the past. We already help many beekeepers with requeening situations of packages every year. So we figured we might as well just provide the packages once again, and work with those beekeepers by providing the same service we already do.

If you want northern stock and the benefits of nucs, please place your nuc order with us as always. Nucs are delivered in May and June. If you want earlier packages in April, we will be happy to provide this also. We want you to know that we will be here providing the same quality service to you long after the package sale is final.


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.