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Catalog Request - click here
Want to get a paper catalog?  Place it in your cart and check out, free of charge.  Select USPS 1st class mail, please.  Catalog item Would you rather browse an electronic version?  Click
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Finding your account
Having trouble logging in? 1.  Have you ever bought from Betterbee before?  If you have not, thank you for choosing us, and please use either Guest Checkout or Create a New Betterbee Account and Websi...
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Fumagilin, Apivar, Apiguard, Apistan to overseas locations
Unfortunately we are unable to sell medications and bee treatments outside the United States.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  -Betterbee
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International shipping
Betterbee is happy to ship orders to our international customers.  There are some restricted items such as medication, bee food, and  liquids that we cannot ship overseas.  Due to vario...
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Sanitary Certificate Wash bottles?
 These bottles are produced in a food safe environment and are considered ready to use.
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Error: No Shipping Methods Found when checking out
When you see "No Shipping Methods Found"   You have items in your cart that cannot ship together.  The usual items:    Package Bees Nucleus Colonies Queen Bees Unfolded Nuc Boxes   To fix this, make s...
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Lyson Hives and Division Board Feeders
Q: Will the deep division board feeder fit in the Lyson Deep Hive body?   A.  Yes! The Lyson hives are made of polystyrene and have walls that are thicker than the wooden hive walls.  Their inside dim...
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Lodging near Betterbee
Hotels, Motels: Saratoga Springs, NY is 20 minutes from Betterbee.  There are many hotel
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Are you shipping now?
The Coronavirus outbreak and resulting governmental orders to decrease person to person contact have greatly affected everyone in society.   As an agricultural supplier providing for beekeepers, we ar...
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Betterbee Newsletter
Betterbee publishes a monthly, emailed newsletter of interest to beekeepers with all levels of experience. It offers a wide range of original articles on beekeeping topics. The Newsletter is available...
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Looking For Information About Beekeeping?
Check Out The Betterbee Newsletter Archives! Betterbee publishes a monthly emailed Newsletter which covers a wide range of beekeeping topics of interest to beekeepers with all levels of experience. Ar...
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All About Swarms
BetterBee publishes a free, monthly, emailed Newsletter covering a wide variety of beekeeping topics.  Articles that are specifically about swarms are collected on this page for easy access.  To view ...
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Apivar Usage
Apivar has a two year shelf life from the date printed on the product. That expiration is for the sealed product. Once it is opened and the parent compound is exposed to oxygen, it starts to degrade. ...
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Candle Molds
Unfortunately, our current vendor that we use for candle molds is experiencing many difficulties producing molds. They have let us know that they are unable to make any molds in the near future. In th...
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Winter Patties Winter 2020
We are anticipating our Fall 2020 order of winter patties to arrive in mid-November. In 2019 our shipment arrived 11/18. We are expecting this years to align with a similar timeline. Bees prefer honey...
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