NUC for Pick Up Week of June 9th, 2024*
$268 EACH for 1 or more up to 9 nucs.
$258 EACH (BULK PRICE) for 10 or more nucs.
Payment by Email Money Transfer (email@example.com) or CASH is preferred if possible- Please call (519 683 4363) or email us your order and we can complete your payment and issue your receipt directly. Thank you for saving us transaction fees!
DO NOT choose the BULK price option unless you are purchasing 10 or more Nucs.
**Pick up date is completely dependent on the Spring weather and is subject to change due to inclement weather**
*PICK UP ONLY *NO DELIVERY
Pick up at 102 Metcalfe Ave., DRESDEN, ONTARIO click for directions.
**Pick up WEEK OF June 9th, 2024 - DATE TBD
**Bee pick ups are evenings only between 7:00pm-9:00pm on designated pick up date only.
**Bees cannot be picked up mid-day when foragers are still flying.
**You will be contacted by BLB Honey within 7days of your selected date to confirm your pickup.**
All livestock sales are FINAL, NO REFUNDS
Nucs are a 4-Frame Starter Colony in a cardboard nuc box with a mated Queen, complete with 4 deep frames of bees, along with brood, honey, and pollen. Our nucs are made from our strong winter survivors in early spring. Install these frames immediately into waiting 10 frame equipment where they will continue to expand into a full hive. Strong, High Quality, & Healthy is what to expect from our BLB Honey Nucs.
SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR BEES:
-Our nuc entrances are OPEN. It is up the new owner of the bees to close or seal the entrances for transporting if preferred. We do not close our nuc entrances during transport. 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 longer than 24 hours as they need space to grow.
-Bring your protective clothing, or arrive early to purchase it from our store. Our store is always open during hive pick up dates.
-The optimum transport is the back of a pickup truck, or on a utility trailer. 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 or a utility trailer.
-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 with sugar syrup and pollen patties, especially if being installed on new foundation with no drawn out comb (beeswax). This ensures they get working faster and have a "nectar" supplement in-house to speed production.
-Any issues or concerns must be brought to our attention at BLB Honey within 48 hours of pick up.