Nuc - Spring (Early June)
For Pick-up in May. (The exact time will be dependent upon weather.) Sign up for email notifications. It is how we will keep you informed.
The cost of the nuc is $200 plus tax.
Your $75 plus tax non-refundable deposit will hold your nuc.
You will pay the remaining $139 plus tax at pick-up time.
Our Mesh Traveling Bags can be added to your order at $9.95 each, either to the deposit or full payment options. One bag will cover one NUC to be able to transport your NUC with confidence that your bees will not get loose in your vehicle during transportation.
Our Spring 5-frame deep nucs will be from newly raised queens, mated and raising brood. You will get 2-3 frames of brood (equivalent of 2 fully filled frames), one food frame, and 1 foundation frame.
Our queens are local feral bees that have been surviving here for decades. Into this, we have added bloodlines of Russian and Saskatraz to boost their mite resistance. We watched a "cleaner" bee station herself outside the hive to clean the foragers (remove mites) before letting them into the hive. Our bees are healthy, well fed, and good brood builders. We also make sure to graft from gentle colonies in order to keep the beekeeping experience as pleasant as possible. Queen colors may vary from golden to dark, or striped.
Any questions, please call 641-224-2233.