NOW OPEN: Nuc reservations for 2019

Bridgetown Bees is pleased to announce that we will again be offering nuc hives from Foothills Honey Company (located near Molalla, Oregon) and possibly Old Sol Apiaries (located in southern Oregon, near the town of Rogue River). Both are family-run businesses that offer high quality five-frame nucs. Bees have been used to pollinate almonds in California.

We are also offering a limited number of Top Bar, Warré, and Medium Frame Langstroth nucs. Details below.

******************************************************************* You can reserve 2019 nucs through PayPal at the bottom of this page.

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Foothills Honey Company Nucs

Queen source:  Hive bees raised near Molalla, with queens from Kona Queens in Hawaii. Queens in these five-frame nucs are either hybrid Italian or hybrid Carniolan. We no longer have a choice. In our experience, both are reliable in our climate.

Price: $165 per nuc

Down payment: $50 per nuc is required to reserve your nuc (place order through PayPal at the bottom of this page or email glen@bridgetownbees.com to make other payment arrangements). The remaining balance is due at pick-up.

Pick-up dates for Foothills Honey Company nucs:

·         First pick-up (expected): Saturday, April 6, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This date is likely but we will give you as much advanced notice as possible if it changes.

·         Second pick-up (expected): Saturday, April 21, 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This date is likely but, again, we will give you as much advanced notice as possible if it changes.

·         Third pick-up: Saturday, May 18, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.  

Number of frames: Five Langstroth (deep) frames of brood, honey and/or pollen (early nucs sometimes include a mostly undrawn foundation frame); there is no feeder.

Nuc box:  Bees come in white, waxed corrugated cardboard nuc boxes. There is no deposit required and the boxes do not have to be returned.

Pick-up location: 5012 NE 42nd Ave., Portland,  Cully Farm Store--the new location for Bridgetown Bees (across Alberta Street from U.S. Bank)

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Old Sol Apiaries Nucs – TO BE DETERMINED

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Top Bar, Warre' and Medium-Frame langstroth Nucs

YES, Bridgetown Bees will be offering a limited number of top bar, Warré, and medium frame Langstroth nucs.

Pick-up dates and location: All top bar, Warré, and medium frame Langstroth nuc pickups will be arranged individually with Glen and pick-up will likely be at his home apiary in NE Portland.

What is needed from you: For Top Bar and Warre’, just your top bars—that is all. There is so much variability in hive size—particularly top bar boxes—that you supplying your top bars is the safest method to assure a seamless transfer of top bars from my nuc box to your hive box! The more drawn comb that comes attached to your top bars, the better, but no drawn comb on the top bars will be OK. Typically, we need 8 to 10 top bars. For the Medium frame nucs, I will need 8 medium frames—the more drawn comb, the better. Contact glen@bridgetownbees.com to arrange a time to drop them off at his home apiary. Please be sure to put your name on the sack, box, or container that you bring your top bars/frames in.

What Bridgetown Bees provides: A newly mated Italian or Carniolan queen (not a Bridgetown Bees queen) and two to three pounds of bees in a top bar nuc box, a standard Warré box using your top bars, or an 8-frame medium Langstroth box. The amount of drawn comb will, of course, vary. A deposit on these boxes is required (see below).

When: Top bar, Warré, and medium frame Langstroth nucs will likely be available for pick-up beginning around May 1 or possibly the end of April. Please check back here for updates on timing.

Cost: $225 per nuc

Down payment: $50 per nuc is required to reserve your nuc. The remaining balance is due at pick-up.

Nuc box deposit: $40, and fully refundable when returned to Bridgetown Bees within three weeks.

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General Information

Cancellations: Orders canceled before the end of the day on Saturday, March 23, 2019, will receive a full refund minus a $7.00 handling fee per nuc. No refunds will be given on orders canceled after March 23, 2019.

Pick-up location for regular deep Langstroth nucs: 5012 NE 42nd Ave., Portland, Cully Farm Store--the new location for Bridgetown Bees (across Alberta Street from U.S. Bank). The top bar, Warré, and medium frame Langstroth nucs will likely be picked up at Glen’s home apiary in NE Portland.

Frame size for deep frame nucs: These Langstroth frames are standard size (19 7/8" x 9 1/8" x 1 1/8") and will not fit in a top bar or Warre' hive.

Number of bees: Approximately 12,000.

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Bridgetown Bees nucs?

We might have nucs with our own Bridgetown Bees strain of Portland-raised queens in June.

Please check back later or email glen@bridgetownbees.com.

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Reserve your nuc here

Please choose your pick-up date from the options below. When you add an item to your cart, you will be taken to the PayPal site. At the PayPal site, you can order multiple nucs. If you want to order additional nucs for other days, click on "Continue Shopping" and you will be returned to this site. 

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