Why buy a package of bees and hope the queen eventually lays, when you can buy a nuc that has a laying queen and capped brood?
We are taking deposits for late season nucs for pickup ONLY in Watertown MN during early June. (our April pickup dates are sold out as of 4/4/17).
Nuc: Four Deep Langstroth style frames of bees and capped brood with a new recently mated, laying VHS Carniolan queen and plastic feeder in a cardboard nuc box. You provide the hive bodies, stand, covers and the skill. All nucs are started with queen cells and will have been laying 3-5 weeks by the time they are available for pickup. None of these bees will have gone to almonds. They wintered in East Texas in an area that has no agriculture beyond cow pasture. These nucs will be made up in MN and mated there during May.
The cost of each nuc is $140.00 each. Please include a cell number in the comments when ordering.
We anticipate nucs will be available for pickup in MN starting June 10th -16th 2017. We will email you to arrange the exact date and time for pickup as we get closer.
Warranty: We guarantee a new 2017 laying queen in each nuc and will inspect each one before delivery. If you find you still received a queenless or bad nuc you must contact us within ten days to get a free replacement queen. No replacements or adjustments are available after ten days.