Nucleus Honey Bee Colonies for Sale
EMBA has made arrangements for Club Members to order nucleus bee colonies (“nucs”) to start or improve their apiary. The Nucs that the Club has reserved are a five-frame starter colony from Merrimack Valley Apiaries. The supplier’s breeder queens and drone pool consist of mite-resistant, hybrid Italian-Carniolian stock supplied by Latshaw Apiaries, the USDA, Baton Rouge Lab Varroa Sensitive Hygienic (VSH) program, Miksa Honey Farms, and Minnesota Hygienic queen breeders. Each nuc will have about three pounds of bees, including a young, laying queen, three frames of brood in all stages, and two frames of honey and pollen in a light-weight, five-frame, wooden box. Nucs will be treated for mites prior to delivery.
Delivery is tentatively planned for Saturday morning, April 25th. The firm delivery date & time will be announced in a subsequent notice to members. You MUST pick up your orders on the designated pick up day & time. You will receive more information once your order is in place. Delivery dates are dependent on the weather and may be adjusted based on the weather our supplier is experiencing.
The price of a nuc is $175, which includes delivery to Maritz in Fenton. There is a limit of two (2) nucs per membership.
Ordering for nucs will start online February 19th, and end on March 7th, unless sold out sooner. The ordering will be through the “Store” option under the “Member” tab on the club’s website easternmobeekeepers.com (you will need to know your user ID and password for the club website to order online.) All online orders will need to be paid for with a credit or debit card when the order is placed (checks will only be accepted for nuc orders at the Beginner’s Meeting Wednesday, February 18th from 6:30-9:00) If there are unsold nucs when ordering closes, the Club will notify members and ordering will reopen giving members the opportunity to purchase more than 2 colonies.