Our waitlist for 2020 nucleus colonies is now open. Price and pickup date are not set, but we expect availability in the second half of April through early May. As soon as our breeders have set dates and price, we will notify you and ask you to place an order. These five-frame colonies come in a wax coated cardboard nucleus hive box. They are raised in Oregon or Washington, with fresh queens.
The queens in these nucleus colonies are selected by performance traits, not race. We cannot guarantee the queen's race, but when you place the order, 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, 2020. 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. We cannot call customers regarding nucleus hive pickup schedule. All information regarding nucleus hive pickup schedule will be provided on the website and to the email address you provide.