Overwintered Nuc 2nd Batch

Betterbee's own bees, raised and wintered in NY

Bees are for pickup only in Greenwich NY. Place bees on separate order; do not include merchandise in the same order
  • Item Code: 2019KOWNUC2
  • Price: $246.00

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These are our second batch of overwintered nucs. Directly from the Betterbee bees, overwintered nucs differ from spring nucs in that they were prepared the previous summer. They are produced from locally acclimated bees with locally produced northern queens. We like to say that overwintered nucs are "tested." By this we mean that the queen has taken her colony through a winter and survived. We feel this selection process produces bees well acclimated for our local climate. The overwintered nucs that we are selling are all produced by Betterbee. These colonies come with marked queens only. The colony will need a super sooner if drawn comb is used.

At pickup we close the entrance of the nuc and brush off remaining bees, but some customers want extra assurance no bees will escape. A ventilated nuc bag will prevent any “stragglers” from escaping during transport.

Tentative pickup dates are mid-May but are subject to change due to inconsistencies in spring weather. We will contact you via email when we know the pickup date. Please make sure your contact information is correct upon checkout so we can notify you via email when we know the pickup day.

Web order instructions: Please order your bees on a stand-alone order, without any other merchandise. This helps us keep the bee orders organized. During checkout, select "Pickup at Betterbee" and the "Nuc Day" option on the Address page. On the final checkout page, select "Pick up on Nuc Pickup Day" as the "shipping" method. If you would also like to order some supplies for pickup on bee pickup day, place a second order and select the same pickup options, which will tell us to have your merchandise ready that day.

1. Ordering: All package and nuc orders are invoiced separately from equipment orders. We usually sell out of both nucs and packages, typically by the end of February. Order early!
2. Payment: Full payment is due when your order is placed. Cancellations: Bee orders cancelled before March 31st will be refunded the purchase price minus a $20 fee per package or nuc. If cancelling after March 31st, then no refund will be made UNLESS we can resell the package or nuc.
3. Returns & Refunds: There are no returns or refunds once the customer accepts the bee package or nuc at our store in New York.
4. Additional Orders: Need additional equipment when you pick up your bees? Placing an order a week or so prior to your pickup date ensures it's ready for you when you get here!
5. Preparation: Build and paint your hives ahead of getting your bees, as you will need to install the bees in their new home the day you get them. Don't wait!
6. More Preparation: Plan to pick up early in the day, and make sure we have your current contact info in case we need to get in touch!

Terms and Conditions
1. There are no returns or refunds once the customer accepts the bee package or nuc at our store. The customer also understands and acknowledges that bees and nucs are living creatures and are perishable. Betterbee will not be responsible or liable for loss of bees or nucs due to overheating once they are received by the customer. It is the responsibility and duty of the customer to insure that packages and nucs are kept cool and out of direct sun until they are installed in hives.
2. Bee orders cancelled before March 31st will be refunded the purchase price minus a $20 fee per package or nuc. If cancelling after March 31st, then no refund will be made UNLESS we can resell the package or nuc.
3. Returns & Refunds: There are no returns or refunds once the customer accepts the bee package or nuc at our store in New York.

Please Note: We are unable to ship nucs.