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Nucleus Hive Colony 2023

Nucleus Hive Colony 2023

Regular price $215.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $215.00 USD
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Nucleus colonies for 2023 are now available for pre-order. We do not have an official arrival date yet, but are planning on doing one pickup date and expect it to be on a Saturday in early-mid April. We will keep you updated on the website and through email when we have a date and more information. 

Nuc Size: Our five-frame colonies come in a wax coated cardboard nucleus hive box.  They are raised in Oregon, with fresh queens, from the local and highly reputable breeder Foothills Honey Company.

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. 

Pickup Location: S Station Lane in West Linn.  This is in a field just off the main road (Rosemont) and does not have a numbered address so just putting "S Station Lane" in your GPS will give you the correct location. There will be lots of signs and we should be easy to see.

All nucleus colonies are available for pickup only. We do not ship nucleus colonies.

All livestock orders have a $10 cancellation fee.   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.

When picking up your bees, you are responsible for your own safety.  You will be entering agricultural property, and you must wear appropriate protective clothing. 

Shipping & Returns

All items aside from complete hives & honey are available for shipping.

Care Instructions

We strongly recommend painting the exterior of all wooden components with exterior laytex paint.

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