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2018 SOLD OUT

   My how the time flies. Already almost spring. After decades in the bee business I will be moving into semi-retirement this next year. I have dedicated a large portion of my life to the little critters and now I want to share that time with my kids. Hence, we will not have much in the way of bees for this spring, just a handful of Colorado Nucs. ( But boy are they beautiful!!) 

    I will be selling full colonies of bees set up with a deep and medium as the hive body, this fall. All of these will be colorado bees from my own stock. They will be sold by the pallet (4 to the pallet) For more info email me at beesformeplease@gmail.com

Colorado Nucs

    What we call Colorado Nucs are nucleus colonies made in the fall of 2017. The queens are bred by us here in the San Luis Valley, open mated with Colorado drones. The colonies are carefully tended to and sent South for the winter.  This spring, we will reassess the queens in each colony, culling the questionable ones and selling the good ones. Second year queens, that have proven themselves are the best.  Out of 150 nucs that were made, only about 80 will be sold. We will be doing more colorado fall nucs in the future.

  

    PRICE:

   5 Frames Colorado Fall Nuc  $185

   

    Bees are on sale now HERE  

    please email beesformeplease@gmail.com for questions

 

    A WORD ON BUYING AND SELLING BEES

    Selling bees is not easy. Particularly for a small two man operation such as ours. Some older customers may notice that I do not sell the same thing every year. This is in large part due to the fact that I have to decide how much work I can handle. I am the father of a 3,5, and 7 year old. My wife has a full time job and we just moved to a new house to accomidate the family. Every spring is a new juggling act and needless to say I do the best I can to try and help those who like to buy bees from a true local supplier. 

    Buying bees is not easy.....well it is easy to make the actual purchase, however the whole process from purchase to pick-up to installing them, to beekeeping is long road and one that many people have ventured down rather uninformed, misinformed or without a steering wheel all together.  I strongly encourage that you mentor with someone who has been keeping bees for at least 3 years to understand the basics along with taking classes and reading books.