Both of our nuc suppliers for the 2017 season had to push their delivery dates until May 20.
If you bought nucs through BeeManiacs, for delivery dates of May 6 or May 13, the new delivery date is May 20.
We are sorry for the delay but the unusual weather in Oregon delayed the flowering and the beekeeping season, which pushed the nuc delivery dates until at least May 20.
We are sending email updates to everyone that placed an order. If you did not receive email updates from us, please check your email spam folder.
The 2017 season is breaking some records as the coldest and most rainy season in the last 45 years.
Live bee suppliers are struggling to deliver bee packages and nucs on fixed schedules that worked fine in previous years.
If you bought live bees from us, please check your email for updates. The Economy nuc delivery date was delayed from May 6th to the 13th and still pending final confirmation.
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Bee suppliers are doing everything they can to deliver live bees on schedule, but in some cases they will need to delay the delivery date to make sure that the nucs are properly made.
We are very glad to announce that BeeManiacs just became a distributor of Old Sol Nucs for the Inland Northwest.
Old Sol Apiaries has been breeding Survivor and Caucasian queens, which are adapted to colder weather and longer winters. On top of better queen genetics, the bees come in high-quality wooden nuc boxes that you can keep for making your own future nucs or queens. If you have no use for the wooden nuc box, you can bring it back empty to BeeManiacs for $20/box in-store credit (the box itself usually retails at ~$35, so it’s a good deal to keep it for future use).
This is the pricing break down for nucs:
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You can pre-order Old Sol nucs now, while supplies last:
Nucs will available for pick up on April 15, at BeeManiacs on our Bee Day.
Remember that if you don’t want to keep the wooden nuc box, you can return it for $20 in-store credit at BeeManiacs.
This year we will be working in collaboration with the Backyard Beekeepers Association, so hobby beekeepers can start making their own queens. The more survivor and caucasian stock we have in the area, the better the genetics of our locally raised queens will be.
For more information about Old Sol Apiaries and their queens and nucs, you can visit their website: http://oldsolbees.com/