Sweet and Simple Apiaries


Please see Jerry Tate for your package bees!

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The information below is simply being held for our records. 



  • Our bees are sourced from a reputable producer in California that has supplied us with quality packages and healthy bees for over eight seasons.
  • We back up our bees and will do what we can to fix any issues such as dead queens.
  • We schedule appointment times for package pickup so we can spend some time with each customer and do an hourly package installation demonstration. 
  • Experienced beekeepers will be on site to answer your questions.
  • We also have quality equipment available at competitive prices.
  • And finally, we have an email address and phone number available to our customers for questions as they arise. Several beekeepers monitor it and will get back to you as soon as they can.

*To ensure the quality of the packages, our supplier reserves the right to delay package bees and queens due to adverse weather or mating issues. We are at the mercy of mother nature. They are insects after all.


Sweet and Simple Apiaries
9918 S. Stevens Creek Road
Spokane WA 99223


Queen Replacement Policy
While our Queen and package producers do their best to ensure quality bees and queens, sometimes you will receive a bad or dead queen. Contact us immediately and we will do our best to make it right.
We will replace queens for the first 7-10 days at our Discretion. We do require that you bring in the queen for a replacement. Queen replacement is, of course, dependent on availability, however, we try to have extras on hand during the spring.

Your Bees and Business are very important to us.

Package installation demonstrations will occur hourly on package day. We will be happy to answer your questions!

We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone!

Please be courteous to all staff and volunteers.

Check out a customer's video of package installation!