Time to get your Nucs for overwintering
Overwintering a nuc provides an ‘insurance policy’ against winter loss. As you are aware, nationally, winter losses average 30%. So if you have 2 colonies plus a nuc and you lose 1 you are back to 2. If you don’t lose any, the nuc can be used for increase or sold. I have a very high success overwintering nucs in 3 5-frame medium boxes (see my website www.vincemasterbeekeeper.com for details).
I am currently raising queens from my best overwintered hives and will put these queens in nucs. Some are available now and others will be available in a few weeks to a month. Please note that my nucs are on MEDIUM frames (6 ¼ inches). Each nuc consists of 3 frames with brood, 2 frames of food plus a marked (yellow) 2017 queen. Price $155 plus a refundable deposit ($10) for a waxed cardboard nuc box.
I am PA licensed (C2016-113, through October 12, 2017) to sell Queens and Nucleus colonies. As part of this program, my queen rearing apiaries are inspected by the PA Department of Agriculture twice a year, typically at the beginning and end of the active beekeeping season. I use no antibiotics in my beekeeping operations.
Vincent Aloyo, PhD
Nucleus colonies with local stock and established queens are the best way to start a colony that grows fast and is productive.
Taking orders for nucleus colonies:
- overwintered bees in March and April
- overwintered bees and 2017 queens in May
All on medium frames and sold in cardboard nuc box.
PA licensed and inspected nucleus seller
For more information, contact Margaret Zittel
Local Nucs for Sale
Nucs with 2-3 deep frames of solid brood, beeing nurtured by nurse bees, THEIR MAMA, and adequate food stores will simply explode once installed in your equipment. Early April: 5 deep frame Nucs in non-returnable cardboard boxes. Late April: 4 frame Nucs from our overwintered colonies. To reserve your Nuc, we only need your vitals: name, phone #, email and # of Nucs to reserve for you. Visit 911HONEY.COM for more info and pricing
Screened bottom boards increase ventilation and may help with Varroa mite control. Brand new and unused.
Contact Vince Aloyo
HONEY For Sale!
43 Skyline Drive
Audubon, PA 19403
Mellibee Apiaries/VSH Queens