Corvallis, Oregon


Our annual Bee School is Saturday, February 20th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at Fitness Over 50 (next door to Shonnard’s Nursery).  New and experienced beekeepers alike will benefit from a … Continue reading

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Your Bees in February

Have you noticed all of the pollen coming into your hive this week?  Your bees are gearing up! Longer day length triggers honey bee queens to increase egg production. Your … Continue reading

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Italian or Carniolan?

Having trouble deciding whether you want to order Italian bees or Carniolan? Here is a quick run down of the differences: Italian (Apis mellifera liguistica) These bees were brought to … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · 9 Comments

2016 Old Sol Nucs On Sale Now

   Old Sol Nucs are now for sale!  Shonnard’s is proud to continue our relationship with Old Sol.  Nuc purchases are for PICK UP AT OUR STORE IN CORVALLIS ONLY. … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Package Bee Preorders

We are now taking orders for package bees.  Estimated arrival date is the first week of April (subject to change based on weather, etc). 2016 Package Bee Prices: 3 LB. … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Getting Into Beekeeping” – Free Class Jan 24th

Interested in keeping bees but unsure how to get started? This class will provide you with an understanding of the financial and time requirements associated with beekeeping, basic tools and … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yuletide Camellia

These two blooming beauties are a bright spot for us on these short, dark days.  And when the weather is warm enough for flying, the bees admire them too!  Flowering … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Metal Bee Art

Locally made metal bee and honeycomb silhouettes have arrived!  Perfect for hanging in your home, decorating your hive, or adding interest to your garden.  Black powder coating prevents rust.  Available … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

10 Frame Top Feeders Back In Stock

Just in time for fall syrup feeding, one of our most popular items is now back in stock!  Holds one gallon of sugar syrup, and fits perfectly inside our Vivaldi … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Honey Extractor Rental Package – Available Now!

Extracting your honey just got easier!  Investing in extracting equipment can be a big expense for a hobby beekeeper, so we’ve put together a top-of-the-line extractor rental package that enables … Continue reading

August 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

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