2017 Bees in Nucs - SOLD OUT $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. Make sure your order 'Queen Marking' to have your queen marked.
WE DO NOT SHIP OUR BEES.
RESTOCKING CHARGE: "There is a $25. Restocking fee for packages, nucs, and complete hives not picked up or canceled orders."
2018 bees available for purchase December 2017.
Thank you for your business!