IN-STORE PICK UP ONLY. WE DO NOT SHIP NUCS. Pick up date will be determined by calling the store after purchase and arranging an appointment with us--ask for Dolly or Leonard. Please make sure we have the correct e-mail and phone number of the person who will be picking up the bees. You must bring a driver’s license or other valid ID to pick up your bees.
***If you select in-store pick up and it prompts you for a pickup date and time, you may select any available date...but please note that the PICK UP DATE WILL BE determined by store management.***
Please review our Refund Policy on our website: https://rockymountainbeesupply.com/pages/refund-policy-for-live-bees
2022 Colorado Nucs will come with 5 deep frames and a 2022 Italian mated queen in a plastic Pro Nuc box. Queens will not be marked. These nucs are made from splits from ours and another commercial beekeeper's colonies. To set the conditions for success, our nucs will be built from strong overwintered mother colonies and will contain a newly mated 2022 Italian queen with 1-2 frame(s) of honey, and 3 frames containing pollen, eggs, larvae, and nurse bees. The 2022 nucs will be split from working honey production hives. What this means is that nucs may include wood or plastic frames, or a combination of both. Most brood frames will consist of 2-3 year old comb.
Your nuc will arrive in a plastic Pro-Nuc box and will have been treated for varroa destructor mites in early Spring prior to delivery.
The dates for delivery will be determined based on the healthy development of the nucs. We will strive to deliver all nucs by the end of May 2022. We will do our very best to keep all beekeepers updated on the status of the nucs because we know people have busy lives and need to plan accordingly. Please keep in mind that springtime weather will have the most effect on development and delivery timing. If we have late snow and cold, the queens may shut down and will not lay eggs. We will need a good window of approximately three consistent warm weeks for egg-laying and brood development. Other nuc producers that have guaranteed delivery dates are most likely importing their nucs from out of state.
It is in our best interest to provide the highest quality nucs to our customers, and we strive to provide the best support that we can. However, there are many variables in beekeeping, and we cannot guarantee that you will be able to successfully continue to establish a bee colony. We do offer and recommend that all new beekeepers take a basic beekeeping class prior to receiving their bees. Please see our classes listed on our website under the Services tab: https://rockymountainbeesupply.com/collections/classes-and-training
We ask that you recycle your plastic nuc box and lid with us after installation to avoid it ending up in a landfill. Thank you for beekeeping with us!