Bee Delivery Day Directions

April 10, 2024 

 

 

This is the page you will find our delivery information on or other information about the arrival of your packages of bees.  You will note that the information listed is this upcoming year of April 2024. 

 

Please refresh the page when checking on current status.   

 

 

 

The time is now 5:57 pm on April 10,2024

 

What is happening at this moment:

Steve is in California preparing shipment materials.   Packages are being marked and set up ready to fill.

The bees are still in their hives and have no clue about their upcoming journey.

 

 

 We will send out an email on Saturday called  2024 Bee Delivery Day Procedures  specific for your pick up for this upcoming shipment. Check your spam/junk folder if you did not get it!

 

Remember last year the feeder cans were about half full.  It is a good practice to have feed available to them when they arrive.  

  Please be sure to feed your bees as soon as practical!  

 

Pick Up Driving Directions:

 

 

Anchorage: 

Access Kenn Barnett's house at 3780 E 72nd Ave by following this driving route:   Use East 68th Ave to turn south on Bugle Court.  Follow Bugle Court for 3 blocks until it intersects with Henderson Loop. Turn Right onto Henderson Loop.  If you follow Henderson Loop it will take you to East 72nd Ave.  Turn Left onto East 72nd Ave. This will place you on the south side of the street one block from Kenn’s garage. 

This will form a line of cars on the same side of the street leading to Kenn’s house.  If you are the first to arrive at 3780 E 72nd Ave, please stay in your car and wait to be signaled by one of the helpers when you can roll forward to the front of Kenn’s driveway. 

 If you ordered pollen, it will come with your bees.   If you need pollen substitute, please have exact change of $4 each as we will not make change; place the money directly into the container provided for that purpose.  

 

ANCHORAGE Bees are still in California  

 

 

Palmer:   

Again this year, we are using Brant & Becky Dallas’ home down Clark-Wolverine on 15700 E Jupiter Dr.  Go down Arctic, turn left onto Clark-Wolverine, go left at T, then it’s the first right onto Mars, and the first right onto Jupiter.  This is a u-shaped driveway to speed the delivery process as it worked so well before.

Please remain in line in your cars until those in front of you have moved off and you can roll forward to the front of Brant’s garage. A helper will ask you for the NAME on the package & if you want pollen.  If you ordered pollen, it will come with your bees.  If you need pollen substitute, please have exact change of $4 each as we will not make change; place the money directly into the container provided for that purpose.  

 

PALMER Bees are still in California

 

 WASILLA:   

 Our pick up spot will be on the corner of Vine and Parks Highway across from Goldstar Plumbing and right next to the Tessoro / Crowley Fuel station.  The parking lot is pretty open and has easy access from Vine as well as the Parks Highway southbound lanes.  When you come in for your bees, be aware that it is a business day so stay off the payment and use the gravel parking area. The gravel parking area is where we will distribute the bees. 

If you ordered pollen, it will come with your bees. If you need pollen substitute, please have exact change of $4 each as we will not make change; place the money directly into the container provided for that purpose. 

WASILLA Bees are still in California

 

 

 

BIG LAKE 

The Big Lake pick up point is the EAST LAKE MALL (NOT THE THREE BEARS Store.) We will be distributing the bees directly from our trailer.   If you want your bees earlier, our Wasilla pick up is at Vine & the Parks Hwy in the Crowley parking lot across from Gold Star.  

  If you ordered pollen, it will come with your bees. If you need pollen substitute, please have exact change of $4 each as we will not make change; place the money directly into the container provided for that purpose. 

 

BIG LAKE Bees are still in California

 

 

 INTERIOR:  

Our distribution point will be at the Hutchison Career Center School at 3750 Geist Rd at the corner of University and Geist Rd.

Update points will be Talkeetna, Cantwell, Healy, Clear and Nenana as he has stops here.  Janet will post updates on her Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/DragonflyFarmTwoRiversAlaska 

Please check the latest update before heading out to the pickup site of the Hutchison Career Center.  A helper will ask you for the name on the package & if you want pollen.  If you ordered pollen, it will come with your bees. If you need pollen substitute, Janet will have a table set up for that.  The Carters also sell Mann Lake supplies.

 

 

THE INTERIOR Bees are still in California 

 

 

 

 

KENAI PENINSULA:   We will send out an email on Sunday the 21st day called  2024 Bee Delivery Day Procedures  specific for your pick up for this upcoming shipment

 

 SOLDOTNA:  Rick Lantz will be carrying the bees down to the Kenai Peninsula for us making stops & updates at Tern Lake.   Distribution in Soldotna is at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, 538 Arena Dr. Be aware that the main parking area will be having some construction; so please use the first area on the right.

 Please check the update before heading out to the pickup site..  A helper will ask for the name on the packages & if you want pollen substitute.  If you ordered pollen, it will come with your bees. If you need pollen substitute, please have exact change of $4 each as we will not make change; place the money directly into the container provided for that purpose.  

 

SOLDOTNA Bees are still in California 

 

Homer:  Rick Lantz will be carrying the bees down to Homer. Distribution in Homer is at the HERC parking lot next to the Homer Vet Clinic at 326 Woodside Ave. 

  Please check the update before heading out to the pickup site.  A helper will ask for the name on the packages & if you want pollen substitute.  If you ordered pollen, it will come with your bees. If you need pollen substitute, please have exact change of $4 each as we will not make change; place the money directly into the container provided for that purpose. 

 

HOMER Bees are still in California 

 

DELTA JUNCTION:  We will send out an email on Sunday the 21st day called  2024 Bee Delivery Day Procedures  specific for your pick up for this upcoming shipment

Our distribution point will be at the IGA store parking lot.  Copper River drop point will be at the Hub; Steve will update the arrival time when he passes through Palmer & Eureka.

We will update this website while enroute on delivery day so that you will have an accurate arrival time.  

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 If you ordered pollen, it will come with your bees. If you need pollen substitute, please have exact change of $4 each as we will not make change.

 

 Delta Junction Bees are still in California