Keeping bees next season? You will want to stock up on supplies, and suss out possible package bee suppliers, now. It's not too early! Most beekeeping suppliers face a rush of orders in April, May and June. If you order now, you can take advantage of lower prices and web specials and snag a deal. Plus you'll be ready to hit the ground running once spring arrives. It's not as far away as it may seem, you know -- even though most of us are just entering the deep freeze with the northeast getting blanketed in snow.