OUR GUARANTEE — Our focus is on quality, satisfaction, and support. We demand quality as our colonies overwinter the entire winter in Pennsylvania, as far north as the mountains of northeast PA to Cumberland county in southcentral PA. We also are happy to answer questions as you grow your colonies (text/phone/email/facebook if you have questions).
5-FRAME PA NUCS (late April, early June, and July options) –These nucs are made from our overwintered PA bees that do not leave Pennsylvania. They are monitored for varroa mites, and you will not receive a nuc with a high mite load! Nuc transport box and queen marking are always included. We want you to be happy with our bees, and if you follow our nuc instructions, and you discover a problem with your nuc within 48 hours (2 days), you can schedule a replacement nuc or your money back. Our nucs are 5 frame deeps, but if you have a need for a 5 frame medium nuc, please contact us prior to ordering. For 2024, we will be offering overwintered (August/September queens) “PA Carniolan,” “PA Caucasian,” and VSH Italian nucs in late April, as well as 2024 Carniolan nucs in early June and July.
EARLY APRIL PACKAGE BEES –Our early April Italian package bees are from an apiary in Georgia that sells some of the best, mite-free, quality packages available–we have tested others sold and they do not compare! We will not sell you something that we would not love to have for ourselves. If you are installing package bees, we recommend that you follow our package bee install instructions. If you buy an April package with Italian queen and prefer one of our local “PA Carniolan” queens, you have the option to purchase one of those queens in July or August at a 50% discount (contact us this summer for the discount code). –more details by late November, when package sales will begin, and we will also announce special equipment and installation bundles!
We are inspected and licensed each year for bee and queen sales in Pennsylvania, and we are export certified for out of state bee sales. Repeat customers, veterans, beekeepers with disabilities and youth receive a small discount on nucs (please let us know in advance and contact us for discount code).