Nuc in a 5 Frame Hive PICK UP
- Nuc with Italian 2017 queen
- pick up in San Francisco area, in Portola Valley, CA 94028
pick up in Los Angeles area, Newhall, CA 91321
- San Francisco area (Portola Valley CA 94028) pick up 10 a.m. to noon:
Saturday, April 15th 2017
Saturday, April 22nd 2017
Saturday, April 29th 2017
Please choose "Portola Valley pick up" for your shipping option at the very end of your check out process.
We will be able to fulfill the first fifty orders on April 16th, the second fifty orders on April 23th etc. We will send you an email at the end February to confirm your pick up date.
- Los Angeles area (in Newhall, CA 91321) pick up 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.:
Sunday, April 23rd 2017
Please choose "Newhall pick up" for your shipping option at the very end of your check out process. We will send you an email at the end February to confirm your pick up.
These 5 frame nucs include
- Five frames with 9 5/8'' drawn frames or four frames with inside feeders
- young bees
- brood in all stages of development
- a laying queen
- honey and pollen stores
- One used wooden nuc box or cardboard nuc
The nuc will maintain most of its young bees during spring while a traditional 3lb screened package will lose 50% of its bees in the first month.
A 5 frame wooden box nuc will produce hatching new bees right away. This is a significant advantage, especially in hard drought conditions.
The nuc will have a work force comprised of young bees who will live longer than traditional screened package bees.
One frame of brood will create one an a half frames of bees. So, while a nuc might begin with less adult bees, in a short time they will far surpass the growth of a screened 3lb package.
The 5 frame nuc will give you an important head start in this shortened spring. The nuc will gain you a month of production and give you twice the bees and a much better chance of making surplus honey.
The queens and bees are Italians.
They are bred for gentleness, excellent hygienic behavior and high honey production.
They are bred in CA and have performed well in various climates throughout the USA.
The 5 frame nucs come with a new 2017 mated and established queen. The queens are not marked.
Please be aware that we have a no refund policy on live bees once they are ordered. If you don't agree with our no refund policy, please make sure to cancel your order of live bees within 24 hours.