Please take a moment and read these important details.
✔︎ Four Deep Langstroth style frames of bees and capped brood with a new recently mated, laying VSH Carniolan queen and plastic feeder in a recyclable plastic Pro nuc box.
Read more about the Varroa Sensitive Hygiene or VSH trait in honeybees and why its important to help control varroa mites by clicking here for an article by the USDA titled "Varroa Sensitive Hygiene and Mite Reproduction" .
✔︎ All nucs are started with queen cells and will have been laying 3-5 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 2021 either near Mt. Enterprise, 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 $150.00 each in Minnesota and $160 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.
March 2,2021 spring nucs for TX and MN are sold out for 2021 . Heck back later we may add some for a later May pickup. Minnesota beekeepers we still have Late Spring nucs for mid June still available. Click HERE for product
Nucs in Texas for pickup tentative date 4/24/2021 SOLD OUT
additional Texas Nuc pickup date is now available 5/01/21
Nucs in MN for pickup tentative pickup 5/8/2021
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 2021 laying 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 email@example.com 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, 2021 by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. After 03/01/2021, nuc deposits and purchases are not refundable as these are made to order.