April 30 Update

This rainy weather is much needed, but if you have small or new colonies, you’ll want to provide them with some feed during this time. If you have large or overwintered colonies, you’ll want to check for swarm cells after the cool, rainy weather breaks.

If you are picking up nucs (not package bees—see below) in Carlisle and have not yet contacted us to figure out your pickup day/time, please contact us. If you are new to bees, you may want to check out our “Tips” page for various beekeeping topics. Our own PA Carniolan queens will be available late May, other queens available for emergency situations.

  1. Carlisle, PA Nuc (not package) customers (please contact us to schedule your pickup day–starting May 9 for Carlisle): Pickup at Walnut Farm Bees farm shop in Carlisle, PA starting Tuesday, May 9. For Carlisle pickup of nucs and hives, we need a 2 day advance notice of when you plan to pick up, as we don’t close things up until the day before for transport. Most mornings before 10 am can be scheduled for nucs and hives, and later times can be arranged. Here is some information about installing nucs.
  2. Nicholson, PA Nuc and Package Bee Customers: Saturday evening, May 13, 7pm-9pm and Sunday afternoon, May 14, 2-4pm. Here is some information about installing nucs, and here is some information if you are installing package bees.
  3. Carlisle, PA May Carniolan Package Bees: Pickup Monday morning, 8am-noon, May 15 at Walnut Farm Bees in Carlisle. Here is some information on installing package bees.
  4. *If you have any questions about your order, additions, or special requests, feel free to give us a call or send us a message.