Now taking orders for 2018 Nucs & Packages! We expect to get our bees in the months of April and May. Give us a call at 828-484-9466 or stop by to reserve your spot.

 

Medium Nucleus Colony ~ $165
A nucleus colony (“nuc” for short) is 5 drawn-out frames in a temporary box, complete with honey and brood. They come with a queen and approximately 10,000 worker bees. A medium nuc will fit with medium Langstroth hive boxes. Haw Creek Honey in the Asheville area will be supplying our medium nucs this year, and we are expecting them to be ready in mid-April.

 

Deep Nucleus Colony ~ $165
A nucleus colony (“nuc” for short) is 5 drawn-out frames in a temporary box, complete with honey and brood. They come with a queen and approximately 10,000 worker bees. A deep nuc will fit with deep Langstroth hive boxes. Kutik Honey will be supplying our nucs this year. Their apiary spends the summers in New York and the winters in South Carolina. We are expecting them to come in throughout the month of April.

 

3 lb Package ~ $110
A package contains approximately 10,000 worker bees, with a queen in a cage. Packages can be installed into a Langstroth, Top Bar, or Warre Hive. Our packages will come from Blue Ridge Honey Company this year, with hives in Franklin NC and just over the Georgia border.  

 


HOW TO ORDER:

OPTION #1 -  In person 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. 


 

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. Bees are wild animals and Mother Nature determines the timing here!
  • For Nuc Pickup: 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.

 

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. Queens are 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. 

 

Wild Mountain Bees

  • Beekeeping Supplies & Honeybee Gifts
  • 828-484-9466
  • info@wildmountainbees.com
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