These spring nucs are available for pickup ONLY in Watertown, MN and Henderson, TX during late April (TX) and mid-May (MN).
✔︎ 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.
✔︎ 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.
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 $140.00 each and a deposit is $70 per nuc, with remaining balance due upon nuc pickup. Quantity breaks are available and listed below when you select a product. We will email you with the exact date and time for pickup as we get closer—please enter a valid email address and phone number when ordering. Add our email address firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book to avoid junk-filtering important updates.
Warranty: We guarantee a new 2018 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.