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Nucleus Hive Colony 2024

Nucleus Hive Colony 2024

Regular price $220.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $220.00 USD
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Nucleus Colony (Food Optional)

 Nucleus colonies for 2024 are now available for pre-order!

It is too soon to say their exact arrival date, but generally it is around mid-late April. We will send out emails with updates as soon as we have more information. Please note the current price is subject to change.

Nuc Size: These five-frame colonies come in a wax coated cardboard nucleus hive box.  They are raised in Oregon, with fresh queens, from the local & 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:  The location for pickup is the same as last year, not at the house on Fernview (where normal Saturday pickups are), but one street over at: S Station Lane, West Linn, 97068, OR.

Optional starter food can be purchased along with your nuc. Drivert sugar (3.5lb bag) and a premium pollen patty (x1) are a great way to boost your hive as the bees settle in and begin building and foraging. 

If you want to order items to be picked up before April, we would request you place a separate order rather than purchasing them with your nuc. We will assume items ordered along with a nuc package will be picked up on nuc day in April. Also note any woodenware/hives should be picked up and painted in advance of nuc day, as installing bees in a freshly painted hive is not recommended and can be harmful to them.

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 we encourage you to wear appropriate protective clothing.  We are not liable if you get stung.

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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