Nuc Size: Our 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.
Race: The queens in these nucleus colonies are selected by performance traits, not race. They are either hybrid Italian or hybrid Carniolan. We consider both race hybrids well suited for our climate.
We generally receive up to 1/3 Carniolan, the rest Italian. We cannot guarantee race, but if you have a strong preference for Carniolan, please contact us by email and we will do our best to accomodate.
Target Pickup Dates: The first pickup is targeted for the first week in April, and the second pickup is targeted for the third week in April. Beginning in March, we will provide regular updates on our website homepage. Nuc's can be picked up as early as 8AM, but no later than 10AM. We will also update you by email. As we are dealing with livestock, all dates are subject to change. Any colonies 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, 2021. Livestock orders cannot be cancelled after February 28. We use a highly 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.