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 $6.00 - 2014 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
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
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
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
I have produced
here in OH for
16 consective seasons.
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 still learn something each year
I am starting my 48th year in 2014.
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
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.
At this time of the year
up to some time
in late November/December
providers and breeders
start getting together with prices
for the next year.
keep on mounting. Don't wait
too long to pick a provider.
Some of us have nearly
of honeybees at different
times of the year
and some don't have that
many units to market.
I stress to all that call me or are
reading this right now that
there is a time to smell
the roses so to speak
and there is a time to settle
on this or that provider.
My advice for you is to find a provider
that knows honeybees
and has provided bees
for buyers for many years.
Ones that just put out
his or her sign that spring
you might want to steer clear of.
You want a company that has done this
for some time
or a company that was
doing honeybees for
years but not
just for buyers.
I was a beekeeper
with my own hives
for 30 + years before I said I
was in business for others.