Nucs and Hives

OUR GUARANTEE — 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. To reserve by phone for spring 2022, call 717-514-9891 for arrangements.

Pre-order reservation deposit for April 2022 nucs ($50.00)

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Pre-order reservation deposit for May 2022 nucs ($50.00)

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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, and youth receive the volume discount on nucs.

Nuc and Starter Package Kits (2021)

5-frame Nuc**: $125-$190

5-frame nucs made from overwintered hives with a new, laying queen, with drawn frames including brood, resources, transport nuc box that you can keep.

April nucs with new, laying queens (weather dependent, target is mid-late April for 2022) are $170. These come with new, mated and laying, VSH Carniolan queens. 2 or more, $160. Overwintered-nucs with 2021 queens — Limited number of these, $190.

May-June nucs with new, laying queens are $150. In 2022, we will have nucs in mid-May and June with our own F1 VSH Carniolan queens (or choice of Italian queen by advanced request). 2 or more, $140. Overwintered-nucs with 2021 queens — Limited number of these, $170.

July-August nucs with new, laying queens are $125. In 2022, we will have nucs in May and June with our own F1 VSH Carniolan queens (or choice of Italian queen by advanced request). 2 or more, $120.

May or June “Starter” Hive**: $275

Solid bottom board
One 8-frame (or 10-frame) deep hive body with deep frames with wax-coated foundation
One inner cover
One telescoping lid
Entrance reducer
6+ frames-worth of bees with comb

[You paint/coat]

“Starter” Prep Upgrade: $25
With a 4 week lead time, we can:
Paint your hive with a double-coat of white paint, double-coat with an exterior oil, or double-coat with tung oil. By request, we will also dip your equipment in Eco Wood Treatment prior to the oil coats. This will be done a month prior to picking up your hive, so that the equipment is ready for bees. Simply take the equipment home and install the nuc in your newly prepared hive.

Add-a-box: $60
Add a second (or third) deep or medium (super) box with frames

[You paint/coat]

**When you pick up your bees, you will be given your nuc or hive to go through, if you wish to do so. If you are not happy with the nuc or hive for any reason, please let us know within 48 hours (2 days). Unless you are purchasing a jacket or gloves from us, you should bring yours along, if you are going to inspect your nuc. You are always welcome to contact us with questions!

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