Ruhl Bee Supply in Gladstone, which is just around the corner from me. They do online sales, but they really suggest that for the bees' sake, folks should try to find bee suppliers close enough to home so that they can go get them. I have to finish paying for the bees by the end of January, although Ruhl won't even set the final price until early next year. But I have my dibs on a package, and that is pretty exciting to me!
I had to convince Steve that I'll have the top bar hive that I plan to make built in time for the bees. I'm not worried about this, because I have the plans from here, and it's pretty simple carpentry, well within my range of ability. Absolutely not a problem, and I have until April of next year. The plans are free as a PDF, which is what I did. When I get ready to build, I'll print them and get started.
So next year's bees are on their way! Chickens and ducks are also in the plans, but they'll take more planning, and a LOT more money. One thing at a time.
But Woo Hoo! Bees!