These five-frame colonies come in a wax coated cardboard nucleus hive box. They are raised in Oregon, with fresh queens, from a highly reputable breeder. The First Batch will has a projected pick-up for the first half of April. The Second Batch has a projected pick-up for the second half of April. These projections can change, as they depend on weather, mating, brooding, and other variables
The queens in these nucleus colonies are selected by performance traits, not race. We cannot guarantee the queen's race, but you can note your preference and we will try to meet it.
Nucleus colonies must be picked up by 10AM on the pickup date. Any that are not picked up will be opened to let them fly, and the pickup will have to be rescheduled for that colony. This will incur a $10 handling fee.
All nucleus colonies are available for pickup only. We do not ship nucleus colonies.
All livestock orders have a $10 cancellation fee until February 28, 2019. Livestock orders cannot be cancelled after February 28. We use a reputable breeder, but we do not guarantee livestock sales.
Please provide an email address and phone number. We do not call customers regarding nucleus hive pickup schedule, but the number is a useful backup in emergencies. All information regarding nucleus hive pickup schedule will be provided on the website and to the email address you provide.