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Please note: we will start taking orders for 2022 nucs on January 1, 2022.
Please take a moment and read these important details.
Note: our bees are inspected by the State of Texas Apiary Inspection Services and we have the proper import and export permits.
✔︎ Each nuc contains Four Deep Langstroth style frames of bees and capped brood with a new recently mated, laying VSH queen and plastic feeder in a recyclable plastic Pro nuc box.
✔︎ We use queen genetics from our friends at VP Queens that are the main queen breeders of VSH genetics in the USA.
✔︎ All nucs are started with queen cells and will have been laying 4-5 weeks by the time they are available for pickup.
✘ You provide the hive bodies, stand, covers and the skill.
✘ We do not ship bees, because these are not "package bees." You pick the nuc box up from our location in Spring 2022 either near Laneville, TX or Watertown, MN.
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? None of these bees will have gone to almonds. They are wintered in East Texas in an area that has no agriculture beyond cow pasture. Nucs will be made up in TX and mated there during March and April.
The cost of each nuc is $175 each in Minnesota and $175 in Texas. Use the pull down menu to select your choice of state. You also have the a choice in the pull down menu of making a 50% deposit and paying the balance at pickup OR paying the full amount in advance.
Nucs in Texas for pickup tentative date 4/23/2022
Nucs in MN for pickup tentative pickup 5/7/2022
Use the drop down menu to select your state and pickup date. The pickup dates are approximate. As we get into April, we will confirm by email the exact date, time, and address for pickup
Please note most days the bees are busy flying during the day so pickup is always later in the day at dusk. Contact us by email for special pickup needs.
Warranty: We guarantee a new 2022 laying VSH queen in each nuc and will inspect each one before pick up. If you find you still received a queenless or bad nuc you must contact us within ten days by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to get a free replacement queen. No replacements or adjustments are available after ten days.
If you need to cancel you order, you will receive a refund if you request the cancellation by March 1, 2022 by emailing us at email@example.com. After 03/01/2022, nuc deposits and purchases are not refundable as these are made to order.