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2018 - Packages, Nucs & Queens! ! *



June 16, 2018


Anyone seeing this page

for the first time last month

  Package Bees ended  for


 I have a more reliable

Queen Breeder that can

help me quicker then

the competition.  Call

  when you need queens!

If you can give me some

lead time this would

be good

 Next is nucs and we have

slots left for the 2018


  (Read down for prices for bees)!



Our returning customers

over the years will be flooding

our phone lines each day soon!

Check Below for our

 2018 PRICING for Packages

and Nucs 

Call now, pay in full and


We take most Credit

Cards too!

Persons want the early dates as

colonies have more time to build

their brood and

nectar levels for increased

pollination and honey production.


We have supplied

 Nucs none stop since 1999

Packages none stop since 2000


 I can usually be reached at

419-273-3066 or 419-235-7037

If you call and I don't pick up

I might be on the phone with

another beekeeper,

gone away from the phone,

  in an apiary hands full 

  doing something related to bees.

No matter who you call  

Leave a message and 

  state your numbers 

twice slowly!!

If you can not reach me

and you have tried several times

and your message is urgent

call the number below 

As of May 7, or May 8, 2018

if you need help with an order

call Jennifer 419-722-0698.

Jennifer deals with the shipping of

most of our Packages and Nucs.

She will be taking over for Beth

As the time passes the callers

in here are over the top!


Persons that deal with Honeybees are considered

an agricultural business/hobby etc.  Once you accept

the Package, Nuc or Queen in a Cage at a Post office or

 from our place this new adventure is your responsibly. I have

educational DVD's for sale to help you learn faster

 but in the end these honeybees are up to you for their care. 









**# 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 -  2018 price.   

I usually place my nucs

 in a special cardboard nuc box

made for honeybees.

I also will be using other nuc

containers that will work well

for nucs too.

 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.

 4 frame nucs for shipping are assembled 

with waterproof glue.


  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

20 consecutive seasons

when spring 2018 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 52th year in 2018.


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.



 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. 
















Hiving packages of bees.


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 Oct. 19, 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 and often into fall.    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.  Yes it was over 100 nucs again this season.