Nuc Pickup Info

Thank you for your nuc orders this year.

2019 Nucs will go on sale in late October 2018 to reserve for spring of 2019. We have added Instrumental Inseminated (II) VSH Carniolan breeder queens and Saskatraz queens. We also got some Buckfast, Caucasian, and Carniolan queens from New River Honey Bees. Nucs normally will start going out mid – later in May and continue through June. We like to get them out by early July but that always doesn’t happen due to weather conditions. We are deep in the lake effect snow area which has huge affect on spring bee build up, we have to let our bees build up and have mature drones to produce nucs and queens. If you want or need your bees early please order from the south.

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4/17/19 – Bees are looking great this year! We have been feeding them for the last few week and they are building up nicely.  We will start queen rearing in the next couple of weeks and all orders look to be going out on time this year. I just wanted to clear up a couple of concerns, when your bees are ready for picking up, I will send out emails first. For some reason you don’t get the emails I will follow up with a phone call. Also if you ordered online and pay with PayPal you get a receipt from PayPal and an invoice from my website (barry@chautauquaapiary.com) at the same time. The invoice may go into your spam or junk folder. You can add this email address to your address book to make sure this does not happen. I like to talk bees and answer every ones question but the season is getting very busy so if you have a question please use this email address to ask questions or call earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon when I’m not in the bee yard. Please. Looking forward to seeing all my great customers soon.