Thanks for your inquiry– We are all SOLD OUT of nucs and packages for this year!

We will start taking orders for next Spring in mid winter, so check back with us December 2018/January 2019. A big thank you to everyone who purchased bees with us this year! Bee well, and may your bees prosper!

 

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**HOWEVER, Queen Bees will be available intermittently from late March through July or possibly early August. **

We typically offer Carniolan and VSH Italian queens from a Northern California breeder with which we have had consistently good results and high rates of acceptance. We may also offer locally raised queens when available. Queens are for local pick up only. We do not ship. Call or email to be added to our interest list for queens, and we will notify you when our next shipment arrives. Please note that due to high demand we cannot hold queens without payment. 

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Deep Nucleus Colony ~ $165 ***SOLD OUT!!***
A nucleus colony (“nuc” for short) is 5 drawn-out frames in a temporary box*, complete with honey and brood. They come with an accepted, laying queen + worker bees. A deep nuc will fit with deep Langstroth hive boxes. This apiary spends the summers in New York and the winters in South Carolina. We are expecting them to come in throughout the month of April.

*You can EITHER return the cardboard nuc box the store, or purchase it for $6 (at a discount from the normal price of $8). Thank you for your understanding.*

 

Medium Nucleus Colony ~ $165  ***SOLD OUT!!***

A nucleus colony (“nuc” for short) is 5 drawn-out frames in a temporary box*, complete with honey and brood. They come with an accepted, laying queen + worker bees. A medium nuc will fit with medium Langstroth hive boxes. Haw Creek Honey in the Asheville area will be supplying our medium nucs this year, and we are expecting them to be ready in late April.

*You can EITHER return the cardboard nuc box the store, or purchase it for $6 (at a discount from the normal price of $8). Thank you for your understanding.*

 

3 lb Package ~ $110 ***SOLD OUT!!***
A package contains approximately 10,000 worker bees, with a queen in a cage. Packages can be installed into a Langstroth, Top Bar, or Warre Hive. Our packages will come from Blue Ridge Honey Company, with hives in Franklin NC and just over the Georgia border.  

 

3 lb Small Cell Package ~ $185 ***SOLD OUT!!***
A package contains approximately 10,000 worker bees and a queen in a cage. Their genetics (a combination of Russian, Italian, Carniolan and feral stock) are surviving with only essential oil and brood-interruption treatments, using cells the size they would be in the wild without human interference. They can be used with small-cell or standard foundation installed into a Langstroth, Top Bar, or Warre Hive. From middle Tennessee.

*Please note: these were RAISED on small cell foundation, but they do not COME on foundation of any size, since they are packages.*

 

 


HOW TO ORDER:

OPTION #1 -  In person with full amount of cash, check or credit card at our Weaverville retail location (23 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville).

OPTION #2 - Call 828-484-9466 during business hours and pay in full via credit/debit card over the phone. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. 


 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • We require payment in full on all orders.

    • This is necessary to hold your reservation.

  • No Refunds. (These are live animals, and you are committing to their care!)

  • No Specific queen requests.

  • All nucs will come in a waxed cardboard nuc box, which you can either return or purchase (at a discount!) for $6.

  • Again, nucs must be picked up between 8-10am on the assigned date. 

  • Please note that availability dates are highly variable. We will give you as much notice as we can, but please be flexible. Bees are wild animals and Mother Nature determines the timing here!

  • For Nuc Pickup: please know that we will contact you as soon as we get to your place on our list. You will be notified via email approximately 3 to 5 days in advance to schedule your pickup date. If we do not hear from you within 3 days we will call. You will then have 24 hours to respond before we move down the list. 

    • Please be prepared with equipment.

 

Queens will be available from approximately late March through July or possibly early August.

We typically offer Carniolan and VSH Italian queens from a Northern California breeder with which we have had consistently good results and high rates of acceptance. We may also offer locally raised queens when available. Queens are for local pick up only. We do not ship. Call or email to be added to our interest list for queens, and we will notify you when our next shipment arrives. Please note that due to high demand we cannot hold queens without payment. 

 

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