Bee Packages are available for 2 pickup dates currently. These are 3 lb Packages with a queen for each package. Preorder for Vass pickup. As with any agricultural product, delivery is weather dependent and may change. Package bees are used to establish new colonies and replace winter losses. A 3 pound package contains about 12,000 bees. It is normal for package bees to contain a small amount of dead bees covering the bottom of the cage. This does not mean you have a loss. Our packages contain extra weight to compensate for loss in the transportation process. These bees are contained in a plastic or wooden box. An inverted can filled with sugar syrup placed inside the box provides feed for the bees during transit. The package contains a queen that had started laying prior to being caged. The queen is kept in a small wooden cage with one screened side during transit. Your package must be picked up at our Vass, NC store during business hours on the dates specified.