When should I order my Bees?
Ordering your bees early in the year will secure your chances that you will have bees coming by April. We usually sell out sometime in March, so we recommend ordering your bees by the first of March at the latest. The bees will be ready in the order that they were received and paid for. We start accepting pre-orders for Nucs and Packages the beginning of the new year or earlier to give you better pricing. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates when they become available.
When should I expect to receive my bees in the spring after I ordered them?
-Bee packages should be available for pick up the first week in April. (**weather permitting)
-Nucs should be available the 2nd or 3rd week in April. (**weather permitting)
**Weather permitting - When making Nucs we need to have good weather. If the weather is too cold then we have to postpone opening up and to split the hive and keeping the brood from getting chilled. We want to offer our customers the best chance at keeping bees. But with nature, it is never on our time. So we do our best with what is thrown our way.
When we are making packages we rely on our queen suppliers to send us the beautiful new queens we place in the packages. This gives us a date we can rely on so we can comunicate to the customer when they can make their pick up. But...there are times when the weather interferes, and deliveries may be delayed. They as well need good weather to let their queens have time to take their mating flights. If they don't, and don't have the right circumstances then we would end up with mediocre queens. Please be patient, we want to give you the best chance at keeping quality healthy bees and be successful.
Where is your honey from?
All of our honey is produced by our wonderful hard working bees right here in Utah. We have our hives spread out all over Salt Lake, Davis, Morgan, and Weber counties. Our bees aren't foraging off of one specific plant or flower, but they are gathering nectar and pollen from the local flowers to the fields all around you. This is what gives our Raw Utah Honey its delicious unique rich floral flavor.
Is your honey Raw?
Homer's Honey is as Raw as it comes! When we extract our honey, the frames come straight from the hive. We do NOT heat or filter it. We only strain our honey to remove any wax that we don't want in the finished product.
Payment and Shipping
Payment is due at the time the order is placed. Pay with debit/credit cards. Shipping is available only by contacting our office. Call us before or after purchase and we can set up your shipping needs. Additional shipping costs will be applied. We are working on setting up our online shipping for your convenience. Local orders can arrange for pickup at no additional charge. Select the shipping option for local pickup.
Secure Ordering & Payment Options
Payments and processing is secure with with our SSL certificate that makes the transactions secure. No payment information is kept or stored with us.
Returns & Refunds
Returns and refunds will be granted if items have not been used and they are in their original condition. Please contact us to arrange the return. Out of state orders will be required to pay return shipping. Bees are non refundable after they are in your possession.