Hi all, I just got an early bird e-mail from Mann Lake with a great deal on package bees for next season (Spring 2020). I ordered 2 packages from them earlier this year, and they have been superb, gentle bees. They are bred by Olivarez Honey Bees, who have previously supplied my favorite queens when needed. The price is even lower this year than it was last year.
I already have placed my order to replace my poisoned hive, but I would encourage anyone interested to get their orders in soon, as they do run out early in some areas.