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Note: 2021 Nucs are now sold out. Please email us to be put on the waiting list if you are interested; we may do a round of medium frame nucs in late June.
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.
Our nucleus colonies come complete with:
A 2021 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.