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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.
*** We are sold out for this season. However, we have started a waiting list and may do a second round of 2020 nucs which would be ready at the end of May or early June. To be added to the wait list, please call our office or send us an email to email@example.com ***
Our nucleus colonies come complete with:
A 2020 double vetted, mated, marked queen*
4 frames of bees and stores
5 frame corrugated plastic box
1 gallon frame feeder with cap and ladder system to prevent drowning and burr comb
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.
Nucs are for local (Rogue Valley) pick-up only and will be ready sometime in May.