As of February 3, 2017 COLORADO FALL NUCS ARE SOLD OUT
I am careful not to over sell these nucs, so I tend to under estimate the numbers available. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be put on the waiting list for available Colorado Fall Nucs. First come first serve, I will notify you my March 1.
WE DO NOT SHIP BEES. We have finalized our delivery schedule:
Delivery to the front range on Saturday April 15, 2017. Tentative delivery schedule for April 15th, 2017
6am Depart Alamosa
8am Dellivery in Pueblo at the Home Depot Parking Lot West (Ill be in a white dodge flatbed)
9:30 Delivery at Rocky Mountain bee supply Palmer Lake.
10:30 Delivery to the Butterfly Pavillion, Westminster
12pm Delivery to Cabelas Lone Tree store, North end of parking lot.
Handmade by me from our bees, these nucs will have one of our legendary Grampas Survivor queens. The nucs were made in the fall of 2016, in the San Luis Valley Colorado, overwintered and reassessed for queen viability. Much like chickens, a queens best laying year is her second year of life. We sold limited number of these "fall" nucs a few years ago, with great success and will most likely move towards making all nucs here in Colorado in the fall. The queens are Italian based from my own breed stock, open mated with native Colorado drones.
Five frame nucs include cardboard nuc box, three frames of brood in all stages, two honey/pollen and covered in bees. Please contact me at email@example.com with any questions.
Posted by Bob Clark on 22nd May 2016
Two Nucs moved to 8 frame deeps 5/21, and 5/22.
Nuc#1 had 3.5 frames drawn comb, two frames capped brood one frame uncapped, one frame part crazy comb other side not drawn. Beekeeper error to not check frame spacing after move caused crazy comb. Good population, good queen, ready for bigger box.
Nun#2 had 5 frames drawn, 3,5 frames capped, one frame honey/pollen. Solid pattern throughout all frames, excellent queen. Very ready for bigger box.
Will add second deep of undrawn foundation to each box in 10 days.
Yes they did seem a bit more defensive than my older hives.
Posted by Bobby Tuley on 22nd Apr 2016
My first experience in obtaining an installing bees. The first nuc I installed was by the book. Everything matched the research I had done.
The second was somewhat of a surprise. It was teeming with bees. Every frame was loaded. All in all, a great experience. I'm a very satisfied customer.
Posted by Unknown on 21st May 2015
After 1 month the bees have doubled in number and have out grown their single brood box. We added another box after finding queen cells. They are producing honey and brood extremely well. They are fairly calm bees even when the box is opened on a breezy day.
Posted by Eric on 6th May 2015
The bees have an excellent temperament. The queen lays in a good pattern. In 17 days they have drawn nearly 4 frames of comb in a foundationless Lang. The only deficit was the nuc box was poorly done and had been patched with duct tape. While waiting for me to arrive home the bees had chewed their way out and were making orientation flights. I had to wait a day to instal. I did repair the box with little effort and scrap lumber so will be able to reuse, better than cheap cardboard therefore 5 stars. Very satisfied.
Posted by Eric on 28th Apr 2015
I met Brent on April 18th and picked up two new nucs. So far they seem healthy.
Posted by Thomas Rohrkaste on 27th Apr 2015
The 6 Nucs I received were fully populated with healthy, gentle Honeybees. Excellent bargain!
Posted by David on 27th Apr 2015
We received our new nuc on April 18th and didn't transfer them to our hive box until this past Saturday the 25th. When we opened the nuc box, all four frames were full of brood and honey, and dripping with bees. They have settled in wonderfully and have been out exploring the neighborhood and their new home. We are so pleased with this nuc and the great service from Brent.