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Taking Orders for Spring 2018 Bees - Hives & Nucs - Waiting List Now Open

Honey Bees and Supplies are only available for pick up on weekends.  San Antonio pickup location will be at our main bee farm which is in Somerset Texas, a half hour southwest of San Antonio. We offer a Beekeeping Basics group class the day of pickup at our home location.

     Nuc is short for Nucleus, which is basically a starter colony of bees on deep frames that fit into a Langstroth style deep hive body aka brood chamber. We treat for Varroa* Mites prior to pickup dates.
* Varroa Destructor - (Varroa spp.) is an external parasitic mite that attacks the honey bees and is considered the number one cause of colony collapse.

     The Nuc is our second most popular starter hive option. (The Apiary Starter Kits are the most popular because these kits have boxes, bees and tools.) The Nucs contain all the components of the colony. Starting with a mated and laying queen bee, frames of brood (eggs and larvae in multiple stages) with nurse or "house bees", frames of pollen, nectar, and honey with workers or "field bees".

We offer two options for the Nucs, so please read the descriptions for each before placing an order.

Option 1 - 4 Frames of bees and a feeder - $200 each - no deposit required on plastic transport box.

Option 2 - 5 Frames of bees - $250 each plus a $25 refundable deposit on the wood transport box.

Pickup time and address will be provided via email
To be determined by weather conditions and resource availability

     Each Nuc will come with a mated VSH (Varroa Sensitive Hygienic) Italian Queen and frames of bees consisting of a balanced mix of the essentials; brood, pollen, nectar and honey. These honey bees are of a gentle nature and top quality genetics.

     These frames are placed in a temporary transport box but will need to be transferred into a standard size 8 or 10 frame deep box as soon as possible.

      If you prefer hives (bee housing including tops, boxes, frames and bottoms) with bees already installed ready to place on your property, please view the various Hive Kit choices we offer.

     We also offer "Beekeeping Basics" group classes. These are typically held the at the time of bee pickup - dates will be listed soon - Contact Us for available dates or click here Honeybees 101 for details.

     The nuc boxes are used for transporting your bees home. We offer multiple options. Please select from the temporary plastic 4 frame nuc box, a 5 frame plywood nuc boxes as shown below (the wood boxes have a $25 refundable deposit) or a complete Hive Kits with Bees including boxes with deluxe top and bottom, or select one of our Apiary Starter Kits. Please review these choices then click the Add To Cart button to place an order.

     You will have the option to add the number of Nucs you would like when you get to the next page after you click the "Add to Cart" button. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information. We will send a notice with all of the needed information a week or so in advance of the scheduled pickup date as well as the physical address to be used on a given date. Please make sure we have the correct and most current email address and phone number when ordering.

These sample images are for display only. They are a good representation, but are not the actual bees or boxes for sale.

Nuc Size and Pickup Date Options

Use this option when you already have a hive (bee boxes) and need a temporary box to transport your bees home.
Return the wood box and lid in good condition for a $25 refund.
Please use the dropdown menu options to the right to make your selection. The exact pickup location address will be sent via email, so please include the email address you check most frequently in the space provided.
Location & Date:

San Antonio Area 4/21

Alamo Area Beekeepers Association Field Day 4/28

North Houston 5/6

San Antonio Area 5/13

Austin Area 5/20

more to come

4 Frame 2018 Spring Nuc of Bees
w/mated Italian Queen & Feeder
$200
(No Box Deposit)
or $250 w/Class

Nuc Pickup Date and Class Options
Primary EMail Address
Primary Phone Number
Location & Date:

San Antonio Area 4/21

Alamo Area Beekeepers Association Field Day 4/28

North Houston 5/6

San Antonio Area 5/13

Austin Area 5/20

more to come

5 Frame 2018 Spring Nuc of Bees
w/mated VSH Italian Queen

$250
(+$25 Box Deposit)
or $325 w/Class

Nuc Pickup Date and Class Options
Primary EMail Address
Primary Phone Number
Add Additional Seats for Class Below
We are offering a discount on the group class with the purchase of a hive and/or bees for $75 per adult or with the purchase of bees, only $50 per person. This small group class is for customers picking up their bees. In this session we will go over the basics of beekeeping as well as how to set-up, inspect, manage and maintain your new bee hives. Includes "hands on" in an open hive, protective gear recommended.
Nuc of Bees w/Box
One Nuc of Bees in a
Plywood Transport Box with a screened bottom
Please provide your name, e-mail address, and phone number. We will contact you with pickup date and time when we have them in place.
Add a Beekeeper Starter Kit Here
Vented Jacket With Veil,
(see size chart below)
Pro-Grade Goatskin Gloves,
7" Pro Smoker,
and a 9" Hive Tool
$200

Add additional supplies here

Regular Price $210

Save $10 with the kit

Chose from S, M, L, XL or XXL

Sizes

Add Additional Seats for Class Here
Beekeeping Basics

We offer a discount on the group class with the purchase of a hive and/or bees. Normal price of $75 per adult and $25 for youth students, but with the purchase of bees, only $50 per adult and the kids are free!
This small group class is for customers picking up their bees. In this session we will go over the basics of beekeeping as well as how to set-up, inspect, manage and maintain your new bee hives. Includes "hands on" in an open hive, protective gear recommended.

Group Class - w/bee order
Please provide contact info:
Cancellation, Refund and Return Policy:
Since we must make all necessary arrangements and commitments to secure everything needed to fill orders, from equipment to bees to queens etc., all cancellations for refunds must be requested within seven days from the time the order is placed.
Returns for bees: Since bees are livestock and are subject to diseases, pesticides, temperatures and other factors that effect their health, and we have no control over the conditions the bees are subjected to once they leave our yards, we require a notice within 24 hours if there is any health issues with the bees.
Returns for equipment and gear: If there is any issue with any equipment or gear, please let us know within seven days of the receipt of the product and we will arrange for an exchange.

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