Package Bees - Pickup Only in Western Ohio

Gardner Apiaries

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Product Overview

#3 Georgia Package bees with Italian queens from Gardner’s Apiaries are being offered again for 2024 by Steve Johnson.  There are 5 pickup locations which includes Cincinnati, Fremont/Clyde, Napoleon, Tipp City and our location just west of Lima, Ohio.   Queen may be marked for an additional cost.

Pickup Locations:

  • Lima: 330 Sunderland Rd S, Delphos OH, 45833   419-371-1742.  Pickup after 2PM
  • Cincinnati: 3673 Lobelia Drive, Blue Ash, OH 45241   513-382-8246,  Pickup after 10 AM
  • Fremont/Clyde: 4865 Country Road 175, Clyde, OH 43410   419-603-1749,  Pickup after 2PM
  • Napoleon: 2950 Enterprise Avenue, Napoleon, OH, 43545    419-467-0734,  Pickup after 3PM
  • Tipp City: 4610 State Route 201, Tipp City, OH 45371    937-667-1420, Pickup after 11AM
  • Londonderry: 983 Hanna Lane, Londonderry, OH 45746  614-286-9863, Pickup after 12PM/Noon

Choose "In Store Pickup" when checking out.  Pickup location for bees will be the location you chose. (Equipment may only be picked up at the Lima location)

Pick up date subject to weather conditions in Georgia.   You will be notified in advance of any delay

Delivery time subject to traffic conditions between Georgia and delivery locations.

Please check for up-to-date delivery information.  Note that orders are taken on behalf of Steve Johnson.  All questions as to refunds and changes to orders should be directed to him.

Packages should be picked up as soon as they are available. Any packages not picked up on the delivery date will be forfeited and monies will not be refunded unless prearranged between Steve Johnson at 937-677-1420 and the purchaser. Orders will be prioritized in the order of payments received.

Note that any equipment ordered may be shipped or picked up at the Lima location only.   If you order equipment for your hive, we do recommend you pick it up (or have it shipped) prior to your pickup date so that you can paint it and set it up for the bees.


Installation instructions for hives with foundation.

Installation instructions for hives with drawn comb.

Pickup Instructions


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