Nucs /Packages/ Queens

 

As of now we are sold out of Nucs and Packages for the season. We will update our website if more Nucs become available so please check back with us often. Reserve bees for next spring starting in December 2017!

 

Queens will be available from approximately late March through July or early August.

We typically offer Carniolan and VSH Italian queens from a Northern California breeder with which we have had consistently good results and high rates of acceptance. We may also offer locally raised queens when available. Cost will be $27 each for local pick up only. We do not ship. We offer price breaks if you need 10 or more at one time. Call or email to be added to our list for queens and we will notify you when our next shipment arrives. Please note that due to high demand we cannot hold queens. 

 

 

Out of stock:

5 frame nucs (9 1/8" deep frames): $160 ~ These nucs will be queened with various available queen stock. We hope to have these nucs available from early to mid April. This is the best option for a new beekeeper using a deep hive body. Queens will not be marked. 

 

5 frame nucs (6 1/4" medium frames): $160 ~ These nucs will be queened with various available queen stock. We hope to have these nucs available from early to mid April. This is the best option for a new beekeeper using a medium hive body. Queens will not be marked. 

 

3lb package bees: $105 ~ This is our best recommendation for re-populating “Dead Outs”, Top Bar, Warre, or alternative hive styles. Queens will not be marked. 

 

 


HOW TO ORDER:

OPTION #1 -  In person preferably with cash, check or credit card at our Weaverville retail location (23 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville).

OPTION #2 - Call 828-484-9466 during business hours and pay in full via credit/debit card over the phone. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

 


PACKAGE PICKUP:

We are now sold out of first and second round packages for the 2017 season! 

 

 


IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • We require payment in full on orders of fewer than 5 nucs or packages. On orders of 5+ an $80 deposit per nuc or $50 per package is required.
    • This is necessary to hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations before pickup are subject to a $10 handling fee.
  • No Refunds after pickup. 
  • No Specific queen requests.
  • All nucs will come in a waxed cardboard nuc box, which is yours to keep, or we are happy to reuse if returned.
  • Again, nucs must be picked up between 9-11am on the assigned date. 
  • Please note that availability dates are highly variable! We will give you as much notice as we can, but please be flexible since bees are wild animals and Mother Nature determines the timing here!
  • Please know that we will contact you as soon as we get to your place on our list. You will be notified via email approximately 3 to 5 days in advance to schedule your pickup date. If we do not hear from you within 3 days we will call. You will then have 24 hours to respond before we move down the list. 
    • Please be prepared with equipment.