Single Brood Hive for pick up July 11th, 2020
*PICK UP ONLY *NO DELIVERY Pick up at 102 Metcalfe Ave., DRESDEN, ONTARIO click here for directions.
***Pick up Saturday, July 11th at 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. **Bees cannot be picked up when foragers are flying.
Singles are one deep brood box hives, already in need of a second box.
Over-wintered in Ontario, strong colonies ready to produce honey or add second brood box.
Includes screened bottom board, hive body and 10 frames, quilt inner cover, and telescopic hive cover (all used equipment).
All livestock sales are FINAL, NO REFUNDS
**Pick up date is completely dependent on the Spring weather and is subject to change due to inclement weather** Bees will be available at earliest possible date with exact pick up day to be confirmed in June 2020.
SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR BEES:
**The greatest risk to your bees during transport is over-heating. Bees that are closed in for too long with no ventilation can heat up and collapse within minutes.
-We are not responsible for bees that get over heated once they leave our care.
-All bees sold are in need of larger living quarters right away. Nucs will need to be installed into waiting 10 frame equipment immediately- DO NOT leave bees in Nuc box as they need space to grow. Singles will need a honey super or a second brood box immediately to expand.
-Bring your protective clothing, or arrive early to purchase it from our store.
-The optimum transport is the back of a pickup truck. The bees can be restricted for car transport (at your own risk). We strongly suggest not driving with live bees inside your vehicle, especially with new beekeepers who are not comfortable with bees yet. For your safety, and other drivers safety please transport with pick up truck.
-Ratchet tie down straps are needed to secure bees in your vehicle.
-For car transport you must bring a sheet or netting to cover the bees.
-We recommend feeding Nucs, especially if they are being installed on un-drawn foundation. Pollen pattie(s) and Sugar Syrup is strongly suggested.