While we have sold out of all our Carniolan packages, we have managed to source several hundred packages of Italian Bees. These bees have been sourced from Shannon and Glenda Wooten. Their bees are selected for honey production, strong and uniformed brood patterns and hygienic behavior.
This Spring we will have both 3lb queened packages of bees and 5 framed Nucs. Both the packages and nucs will be queened with our hybrid VSH (varroa sensitive hygiene) Carniolan/Italian queens that are highly sensitized to Colorado. We have been selecting and breeding queens who exhibit:
Our nucs are five wooden plasticell frames that fit deep supers! They consist of capped and uncapped brood, pollen and honey. All the nucs have a laying queen who is a hybrid VSH (varroa sensitive hygiene) Carniolan/Italian queen that is sensitized to Colorado.
If you are uncertain as to whether you need a nuc or a package, please give a call. (Tim 303-514-9257) There are a finite number of packages and nucs available. Please place your order as soon as possible to reserve bees.
Do you wish your bees would just Beehave? Do they wish the same of you? I offer mentoring and support for you, with your bees, at your beeyard. I have over 30 years experience with bees, and can help you with Langstroth, top bar and observation hives, seasonal management, hive inspection, queen skills, diseases and mites, and bee biology. I'm available anytime except when delivering packages and nucs with Tim Brod.
Please Note: There are 3 different groups of bees.
Group 1 Packages ordered before 8 Feb
Group 2 Packages ordered after 8 Feb
5 Frame Nucs
There will be 3 different pickup times, dates, locations for the 3 groups of bees. You will be notified of the pickup location(s) and date(s) by email as soon as we know them. You cannot change your group. The bees come from different sources and will be arriving on different trucks on different days.
The timely delivery of bees depends upon the weather in California, mating of queens, and road conditions between California and Colorado. If we need to change the delivery date due to unforeseen circumstances, we will notify you as soon as we know, but you are still responsible for picking up your bees on the new date. The exact times, dates, and locations are yet to be determined. Nucs, Group 1 packages and Group 2 packages delivery dates, times and locations will all be different.
If you cancel your order before 1 April, there will be a 20% administrative fee. After 1 April there are no refunds for cancelled orders.