Bees and nucs for Spring 2015 - Our waiting list for nucs and hives is full, but you are welcome to contact us in April in case someone backs out.
We will open up our waiting list for bees and nucs for spring 2016 on December 1st. Our waiting list fills up within two weeks, so be sure to contact us as soon as Dec. 1st rolls around. Sorry, we don't begin a waiting list for the next spring until Dec. 1st of the previous year.
Full size hives - consist of one ten frame deep hive body loaded with bees and brood, plus an empty medium super on top.
5 frame nuc hives - consist of 5 frames of bees and brood, placed into a temporary coraplast nuc box that is easy to transport. The bees will need to be transferred to a permant hive right away. There will be no frame exchange; all bees will be available for pickup in their own temporary box. Sorry, we do not ship nuc bee hives.
We sell strong bees with excellent brood patterns. What's important about a brood pattern? The ideal brood pattern is one that is solid. If the queen is not laying in every cell and the brood pattern is spotty, it's a sign that something is not right. There could be disease or the queen could be failing. We strive to raise queens that are prolific layers with good brood patterns, because it's an excellent indication to how the hive will do.