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2017 - Packages, Nucs & Queens! ! *


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Thursday - July 13, 2017


 Package Honeybees spring 2017

are over for this year


 Call - 419-273-3066 or 419-235-7037!!

for Bee Equipment and Nucs


July Nucs 2017 


We are still taking orders.

This coming week we will be

shipping many nucs. 

If you still need bees contact

us so you can get a nuc! 

If you can drive here your nuc

order will cost a lot less.

 

 Please when emailing us will you include

a phone number.

We are swamped with callers and orders

and our ability to email you back is

 limited! 


This time of the year we are super

busy in our many apiaries also! 

 

  I handle needed assembled equipment and  

frames if you need extra when you are scheduled

to come for your bees. 

 

 

 Spring is the best time to start

with honeybees.

 

Email addresses to reach us are:

sales@parsonsgold-honeybees.com

robertparsons1942@yahoo.com


 Phone numbers:

419-273-3066  or  419-235-7037


This website does not have a shopping

cart.  You must call the suggested numbers

on this page and on the introduction page.


If you just came on this page and are

interested in honeybees for 2017 we have

started to take orders for this spring.


 We have placed honeybees in

past years up and including into the middle

of November.   Often one finds warm days

that late and honeybees can be moved then.

 

 My shift from May onward is to concentrate

on our nuc orders.  If you are reading this page

now and you want a nuc this spring   

it would be good to get me soon we this date

have several orders on the schedule as 

today for this spring.


A new beekeeper to Honeybees came to Forest,

Ohio from NC late in 2016 to get two 5 frame nucs

  with marked Russian Queens.

He got his two nucs and left for home an

8 hour trip.


NEXT - A beekeeper from Tipp City, OH

came to get two 3 frame nucs with

marked Italian Queens last summer.


Next - A beekeeper late summer last year

 for nucs and some

equipment to run them.


Next - A beekeeper came last summer

and got a nice 5 frame nuc and related

equipment.  Had not been a beekeeper for

about 30 years.


Next  - A beekeeper came here from Detroit

MI on October 22, 2016 for a hive with a deep  

and a medium plus related equipment. 


Next - A beekeeper is due to arrive in from

NC for a 5 frame nuc on October 29, 2016.


 I have plenty of new deep and medium frames

plastic one piece coated with pure beeswax!

When large amounts of nectar is flowing

honeybees will draw any type of foundation!


If you are reading this don't miss out

on honeybees 2017! 



Many years in the past we have supplied

nucs or hives deep into fall.

One buyer came Oct. 16th for a 4 frame nuc

another came middle of November 

and got two full size hives 2 deeps


Both beekeepers above saw their

hives get through the winter with our

help and information with the

Prescription information and DVD.


A grower for Pumpkins wants honeybees

late summer so his fall crop does better.


 


 


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SALES FOR Nucs:  

MY NUCS HAVE ALWAYS INCLUDED WORKER BEES, QUEEN,

BROOD & HONEY 0R OTHER SWEETNER.

 

 

**# 3 frame nucs are best for spring

as they are too small for late summer and fall

 

 Any nuc or hive with a marked queen

add an additional $10.00 -  2017 price.   

I usually place my nucs

 in a special cardboard nuc box

made for honeybees.

 

 

If the customer wants their order

in a pre-assembled pine nuc box

add $50.00 to the order.  

   A # 4 frame nuc buyer might

want an additional frame added

so there are no frames tossing around

 in a #5 frame nuc box.

   An aditional new frame add $4.00

 for your order.

  These nucs are assembled and glued

with waterproof glue

 and I like to paint them too if  time permits.

  All orders for special wooden boxes

need to be placed way ahead of time.

   

Freshly painted nuc boxes will cost an 

additional fee if not already painted.

 

A wooden nuc box is

nearly 12 separate parts before

  they are assembled.

 

 

Another way that persons order

honeybees is to have the nuc already

inside a deep box, the addional 4 or 5

frame added, a telescoping lid, 

  inner cover, and

screened the bottom board

attached with hive staples. 

I will screen the entrance so

when the buyer

arrives all they have

to do is load it and go

 

It is best to place honeybees

no matter how contained in

the back of a pick-up truck.

 

Some place them

into any sort of vehicle too.

 

No matter how they are

transported much care is

needed with honeybees

where an individual is

also near!

 

With this set up above the buyer

has the cost of the nuc and all the

additional parts of the hive

so this is less work once the

bees are at your home place

or apiary.

 

When you move

a nuc the lid

should be attached

in some way so the

bees inside can get some

air to vent the box.

I will screen the entrance

and this will help a lot

unless the nuc has to move

in extreme heat and for

many hours of travel.

 

 It is very important that anyone

transporting honeybees run the

air conditioner and keep the

hive away from direct sun light too.

 

Do not leave your vehicle with

a hive inside closed up.  If you

need to eat it is best to go to a

drive up and keep the air conditioner going.

 

It is very important to make your

trip here and home in one day

if you can't then bring another

diver so your vehicle is constantly

in motion!    

 

 

 A #4 or #5 frame nuc can often be used upon

 receiving it for several days when you

 haul them to your area of the country.

Ask me and I will tell you the size of each

nuc as in days that this or that once can be

left inside before installing them into a

larger area.

 

  I have produced

nucs/larger hives

for buyers

 here in OH for

19 consective seasons

when spring 2017 arrives.

 

 New beekeepers want honeybees at all times

 of the year as there is no normal time

 to start keeping honeybees.

I have placed many hives as late

 as middle of November of any

 given season with success! 

  If you get a hive late you will want to talk

 with me on how to treat this

 colony in late fall and winter time.

There are no guarntees for success

as beekeeping is a super interesting experience

and you learn as you go.

   No two queens are the same and

the queen makes the hive. 

 I am still learning something each year

  

I am starting my 51th year in 2017.

 

Your colony is your responsiblity

 and when you leave with your order

 the responsibiltiy of the life

of the queen and the bees

in a nuc rests with you.

 

 

The moment you as the new beekeeper

gets your hive home and starts learning anything

 can happen to that queen.

  

How you remove and replace each frame

 with honeybees on each is up to you

 and so this venture is personal and ever changing.

 

It is first come first served and the

 wait might be longer then

you want due

 to when I hear from

you.   What hives are

 ready for each new

beekeeper

or returning beekeeper.

 

I get in callers daily some are just

 looking wanting to know the best

 deal and calling to shop around. 

 

The problem often rests

 with the beekeepers that

 waits too long to settle

 with this or that provider.


LOCK YOUR ORDER IN NOW!!!

 

 We market a treatment - will help honeybees deal with problems in the hive

 

Parsons' Gold Solution 

 

A safe non toxic treatment!

 

Do not let anyone tell you one can't make honey in the first season.

 

My web site talks about this treatment and particulars for it to be mailed. 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

                            

                                       

 

 

 


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Hiving packages of bees.


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Hiving packages of bees.

(See FAQ to decide whether you

want a package of bees or a nuc.)


 

* We take great care with honeybee related to packages, nucs, full sized hives, bee related equipment and other produces sold here.

Nucs in cardboard boxes made for honeybees in our care are put in a building out of the sun as soon as possible with fans to provide ventilation when made up for buyers.  I tape the nucs to help the bees stay inside the box. This is done for buyers that are coming soon.  

We are not responsible for any bees or bee items after they leave our care!

Note:   Our nucs weather permitted have a mated queen inside unless other arrangements are set in place.  Nucs that we make up in Forest, OH are usually on combs.

Some orders come in where the buyer wants say a 3 frame, 4 frame or 5 frame nuc.  In this case if the buyer gets this size such as a 3 frame or a 4 frame in a 5 frame container it is best to add the extra frame(s) to keep the nuc frames from swaying from side to side killing bees and maybe the queen if she is in with the bees on the combs.  The buyer would then want to purchase an extra frame and that should be set up with us during the first contact so I can have it in the nuc box when the buyer comes for the nuc. 

Usually I have the nuc already prepared if it was ordered for pick up.  Ohio weather changes from morning to p.m. quickly.  It is not advisable to set up a nuc in the rain or chilly weather and often when the buyer comes the weather in the spring here has changed to rain or super cool in a few hours.   This is the reason why I put the completed nuc in a cardboard nuc box made for honeybees in a building when finished usually with a fan running in the room. 

If at all possible I talk with the buyer before a purchase about the order that a beekeeper wants.  Some beekeepers when they come ask for a nuc not ordered before their specific date.  In a case like this one has to take what I have as getting what they might want at the last minute is just not possible.  I have to tell the buyer this is all that I have ready without first hand notice like several days or weeks before.   

Due to cool spring weather here in OH we are slowed often due to how each day progresses.  In summer and fall each year I try to have many # 4 or # 5 frame nucs generated from our supplies.  Nucs from here in OH produced in the middle of the summer will not be ready till later in August to September and October.    New beekeepers do not know to place orders early it takes many seasons for me to get some beekeepers to think early.  With knowledge one can over winter a colony started in August, September and even October.  A new beekeeper contacted me several years ago and wanted then two full sized hives two deeps on a warm day in November.  I told the beekeeper exactly what to do and both hives made it through the winter well!  That set up in 2017 would cost a persons well over $400.00 since a hive of that large would have many frames of honey and drawn combs.  Drawn comb is of great value for hive development.  Ones wanting a hive with two deeps, honey, brood and bees is a can be much more then the $400.00!

I might or might not have nucs or full sized hives ready past June for different reasons so this is why I say to beekeepers you must contact us early so we can better prepare for what each feels is their need.   Plan to pay in full at time of order as we don't consider your order firm unless we have that order paid for in advance!

This payment option happens when there is just too many wanting nucs and the numbers are small.  Each year is different so check when you call or we will tell you that sort of thing when you call.    

Please call or Email us if you want to order - Honeybee nucs or full size hives from today onward!  Today is January 5, 2017 and callers are making contact all day now for the Parsons' Gold Solution and how to over winter their colonies.  Nearly half of all beekeeepers wanting honeybees each spring fail to act in time and can't get them the easy way to start into honeybees with a packages or a nuc in March through early summer.    Packages usually end in late May.  Persons out there that want bees in the spring need to plan in the fall for the next season for the best slots for bees in 2017.  We placed right at 100 Ohio Nucs spring to deep summer and fall in 2015, 100 nucs in 2016 and in 2017 from my orders now we likely will be over 100 nucs too.