2017 Bees in Nucs - $215: 5 frame Nucs on deep frames OR 6 frame Nucs on medium frames. These are Italian honey bees with known gentle genetics and are ideal for Backyard Beekeeping in Los Angeles. (Make sure you specify DEEP or MEDIUM frames in the Notes section of the Shopping Cart.)
All our Nucs contain a VSH-Italian 'unmarked' mated queen. Nucs take the guess work out of introducing a queen to a package of bees and ensures a queen with proven egg laying performance.
Queens can be marked for an additional $5. Then, if you observe an unmarked queen you will know if your hive has swarmed. Colonies that swarm, produce a new queen that will mate with local drones, some of which will be Africanized. Resulting offspring will be more aggressive. To order a marked queen for your nuc, go to: Bees: 'Marked' Queen.
WE DO NOT SHIP OUR BEES. We will notify you when and where to pick up your bees.
AVAILABILITY: Available mid-March for Nucs with fall 2016 queens. Available mid-May with 2017 queens. (Nucs in March can catch the early spring and summer nectar flows.)
RESTOCKING CHARGE: "There is a $25. Restocking fee for packages, nucs, and complete hives not picked up or canceled orders."
SHOPPING CART NOTE: When you're in the Shopping Cart, please include your email and telephone number in the 'BOX'.
(Make sure you specify DEEP or MEDIUM frames in the Notes section of the Shopping Cart.)
Bring your deep or medium box to us with attached bottom board and lid and extra frames to fill out the box. We will place the nucleus colony in your box, reduce the entrance and screen the remaining opening so you can easily transport the whole hive home in your vehicle.
CONTACT US: You may contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 818-312-1691.
Thank you for your business!