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2020 Nucs - orders taken from March 1st to March 31st 2020

posted Mar 3, 2020, 3:52 AM by Helen Mooney   [ updated Mar 3, 2020, 3:55 AM ]
Orders are now being taken for nucs which will be ready in the middle of June, subject to good queen rearing weather in May.
Please bear in mind we are a small operation so only prepare a small number of nucs each year. We do not supply over wintered nucs at this stage. 

At the begininng of June, customers will be contacted with information on where and when to collect your nucs. In order to give you full attention, a time table will be in operation on the night and you will be given a 15 minute slot.  That day  is chosen based on how soon bees need to be transferred into a hive, so your equipment must be ready.  The bees will come in a returnable 6 frame national nuc box.  The queen will be marked and clipped. If you do not keep bees in national hives, please think of a conversion method as we cannot supply anything other than national frames.

If you have ordered through this site you will be contacted several times between now and June: once to acknowledge receipt of the order, when queens are mated and laying and finally one week before delivery to make sure you are ready.  If you are not ready, we sell that nuc to the next available person- this is only for the welfare of the bees who will, by now, be cramped into a 6 frame national nuc box. We can't guarantee another nuc later on.