2019 Overwintered Nucleus Colony RESERVATION

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2019 Overwintered Nucleus Colony RESERVATION

25.00

NEW! Due to demand and complications caused by last-minute cancellations, I’m now taking a $25 deposit for each 2019 Overwintered Nucleus Colony. This reserves your colony(ies) to be picked up late April or early May 2019. Total cost of nucleus colony is $200, so $175 cash to be brought per colony at pickup in Solon, OH. These colonies cannot be shipped. This deposit is non-refundable. No-shows or cancellations forfeit the $25 without notice and the colony will be given to next customer in line. I’m being conservative about the number of colonies available, so I may have additional nucs depending on weather and conditions. Max 5 per order/person this year. (Apiary is inspected and approved annually by Ohio State, bees minimally treated with brood breaks and oxalic vapor as needed to keep mites in check.)

Nucs include:

  • 5 frames (a mix of wood and plastic possible)

  • 2+ full frames of brood equivalent

  • Overwintered survivor queen mated July 2018 (Carniolan heritage, but these are mutt survivors dating back to 2013 after moving to Ohio and beginning again)

  • 1+ frames equivalent honey and some pollen

  • Bees covering all frames, I shake in extra

  • Remaining frames/cells include drawn comb

  • 1 plastic Jester Nuc box that you keep

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