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At Old Sol we focus on quality over quantity, and take extra time at every step of the way to assure ample, productive, well-vetted queens that will supply your apiary with excellent genetics and prosperous colonies.
2023 Prices & Availability
Old Sol SuperNucs come ready to grow in a wooden 8 frame medium with 6 frames, all stages of brood, food, a fully vetted, marked queen, and a one gallon frame feeder. The advantage of having more frames to work with will transform the sustainability and profitability of your apiary. Lighter weight individual hive components mean better ergonomics, which makes beekeeping more accessible, safer, and fun.
* Efficiency: Three mediums is volumetrically equivalent to a double deep, however it is composed of 33% more frames of bees! This means more bees to work with for increase or sale. More bees makes beekeeping more sustainable and profitable.
* Ergonomics: A full 8 frame honey super will usually only weigh between 20-40 pounds. This is much easier on beekeepers' backs. This means beekeeping is more accessible to more people.
* Availability: We can offer SuperNucs from mid April, all the way to late summer.
|Available Timeframe||Survivor Stock,
Quantity 1 - 99
Quantity 1 - 99
|Mid April||$250 each||$250 each|
|Mid May||$230 each||$250 each|
|Mid to Late June||$175 each||$195 each|
Call us at 541-582-2337 to discuss wholesale orders.
Our SuperNuc colonies come complete with:
A 2023 double-vetted, mated, marked queen*
6 frames of bees and stores
8 frame wooden medium "Western" box
1 gallon frame feeder with cap and ladder system to prevent drowning and burr comb
Nucs are for local (Rogue Valley) pick-up only.
Deep nucs are also available upon request and will be ready sometime in mid-May. Pricing is as follows:
Survivor Stock $230 each
Caucasian $250 each
Characteristics of our bees:
Breeders are selected from a pool of over 2,500 colonies
Selected for hygienic behavior
Selected for low mite counts
Northern bred for winter hardiness and no Africanized genetics
All Breeder queens tested by the Bee Informed Partnership
Selected for rapid buildup
Fly at cooler temperatures
Excellent honey production
Mated queens are vetted for 3 weeks to assure a quality brood pattern, and a high acceptance rate.
All queens are marked to make them easy to find and to monitor performance.