Welcome to Spicer Bees!
We are a family run business; David & Susan Spicer, Owners; located in Whitefield, Maine; just east of Augusta. As a full service beekeeping supplier, we have everything you need to keep bees (including bees) with the best prices on woodenware in Maine. We carry everything from spring bee packages and NUCS, to queens, medicines, protective equipment and the jars to place all your honey in.
2019 PACKAGE BEES NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER
3 pounds of Italian bees with a young newly mated queen.
Expected pick up dates: April 19 & 20, May 10 & 11.
Cost: $125 w/unmarked queen, $130 w/marked queen.
Here in Central/Midcoast Maine, the spring season is almost upon us with frost heaves and muddy rutted up roads everywhere. This is a great time of year to determine where you might locate a new hive based on available light (where the snow melts off first) or clean out one that hasn't made it through the winter. As the pussy willows develop into full bloom in March, it is a great time to ensure all living hives are taken care of with some sort of emergency feed on until maple bloom toward the latter part of April. As hives brood up, they consume their winter stores at an accelerated rate and eat themselves out of house and home. So looking forward to when the dandelions bloom in the beginning of May as that signals all will be well in the bee world.
We have limited supplies of fumagilin in stock, plenty of hive kits, bee supplies, and mite check containers. We currently have our 2 frame plastic extractors on sale for $79. Have you seen our metal mouse guards? We run them on our hives year round and they continue to be one of our best sellers!
Open Hive Saturdays begin May 11th and occur on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. These are free educational events held from 10:30am to noon in the demonstration bee yard with the explicit purpose of teaching bees hands on and in the hives. Remember to bring your veil.
Forget something or have a swarm and it's after hours, no problem. Just give us a call and we'll gladly meet you at the store! If you have questions, that's no problem either as a beekeeper is on site during business hours.
Thank you all for visiting us and sharing your bee stories. We value the relationships we've developed with our customers and yes, we get it, when you get excited talking about your bees, it's a safe zone, we love our bees too! It's great knowing so many others are just as passionate about their hives.
Best Woodenware Prices in Maine – Assembled and unassembled equipment.
Queens – Caucasians, Italians, Spicer Queens (northern raised). Packages and NUCS available.
Visit our Beekeeping Supplies page for a full list of supplies we offer.