We are building a refrigerated air conditioned Bee Storage Facility at our shop in Blackfoot, Idaho. It is to be completed and fully functional October 1, 2018. This facility will allow us to offer storage for 18,000 hives beginning October 10th. We will accept Bees for 10 days until October 20th to minimize disruption to the stored colonies and to avoid cooling the great outdoors. Where early storage will require refrigeration we have a 500 kw backup generator on site to supply power if local service goes down.
For those that don't need to arrive quite so early we have additional buildings lined up to begin receiving Bees on November 20th. Each of these buildings will be equipped with a power interrupt alarm so we will know if a fan turns off and a frequency drive to run the fans at the right speed for best air movement.
We are excited to offer early storage. there will be two rates for storage: early bees will be charged $12.00/hive to address utility costs, $9.00/hive will be charged for those received after November 19th.
If you have any questions please call either Jay at 208-681-2348 or Brody at 208-680-2387.