I just got word that I will be in the Mall at three O’Clock in the morning April first, with a bunch of other beekeepers getting my packages. I will install them early that morning – between 7AM and 8AM. Anyone who wants to help and doesn’t care if they get a sting or two can meet in the back yard. I have an extra veil, gloves and hat.
Now, April 1st is just a target date. It depends on the spring weather in Georgia. The big bee farms set a “best guess” date, but lots of rain or cold weather can slow the spring growth and the packages might no be ready by then. This will be the third year, and for the last two years the date has been pushed off at least a week.
April 1st is sold out, but there will several other dates. If you want bees, you had better order them this minute.
I am getting my packages from AZapiaries.