2017 Invisible Cities Apiary Nucs
Price: $185 ea., $50 refundable deposit, max. 5 nucs per person
Pickup: Mother's Day weekend 2017 (May 13-14)
Contents: 5 deep frames in a waxed cardboard vented box; 3 frames of bees and brood in all stages, 1 frame honey/pollen, 1 undrawn or drawn frame; one 2015 ICA summer queen descended from a certified Russian breeder; an additional inboard hive feeder; transfer & early management instructions.
We generally offer a limited quantity of nucleus colonies (nucs) for sale in spring. As we grow our operation, we hope to expand the number of nucs we are able to offer local beekeepers each year. Currently, we maintain a list of people interested in nucs and make them available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you'd like to be added to this list, please send us an email with your contact information and desired quantity and we will respond to your inquiry.
Our nucs first serve to replenish our own production colony losses; therefore on winters with elevated colony mortality, fewer nucs will be avilable to the general public. By April 1st we have a good idea about winter survival and can confirm if and how many pre-ordered nucs will be available for each customer on our list. The bees are typically ready to be picked up around Mother's Day weekend.
ICA nuc management instructions