IMPORTANT: Items available for purchase other than membership (i.e., bee packages, classes, etc.) will be displayed only when you are a current member and are signed in to your shop account.

2024 Nucs, Packages and Queens Now On Sale

This year we are offering 3-lb packages with a choice of Italian, Carniolian, or Buckfast queen as well as 5-frame nucs. We are also selling individual Italian, Carniolian, and Buckfast queens. There is a chart comparing the characteristics of each breed of bees on each product page.

2024 Package and Queen Pickup Date is Saturday, April 13

Delivery time: April 13, between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Delivery location: Peninsula Feed Store, 346 El Camino Real, Redwood City (map).


  • Packages/queens will be for sale until 11:59 pm on April 1.
  • Please do not call the Feed Store for information on the packages or the pickup.
  • When picking up bees, please bring a print of your order with you, or have it on your phone.
  • To reduce the workload on our volunteers, latecomers will forfeit their packages.

Please see the Terms & Conditions page for details on the terms under which the Guild sells packages and nucs.

  • It can take up to 72 hours to activate your membership if you paid by check/cash. Paying dues online activates your membership immediately. Plan accordingly!
  • If you can’t see/purchase dues for the current year, that means you’ve already paid for this year. If you paid dues online, you can log into your account and review your purchases in the Orders tab. If you paid by check/cash, the purchase will not show up in your online dashboard.
  • Due to both of the points above, if at all possible please pay your dues online — doing so is more goof-proof, activates your account faster, and creates much less work for our volunteers than if you pay in cash/by check.

Thank you!

Member Bob Silverstein has put together a handy FAQ about package bees, download it here: Package Bee FAQ.

Members are able to borrow the Guild’s extracting equipment, currently housed in 4 locations in San Mateo County.  Because borrowing the equipment a membership benefit, the information on how to do so is in the members-only section of the e-shop.  To view the locations, log into your shop account — the store will then display an Extractor Locations “product”.