Orders are now being taken for 2020 spring season! Bee sure to leave a phone number when you place your order. Northern overwintered bees are the only option available in the month of May! 🐝Estimated pickups for these are mid May but they are completely weather dependent🐝
New for 2020, overwintered nucs are our survivor stock bees with a bred queen in a five frame cardboard nuc that has survived the winter. These queens were bred in late summer and are ready to become “producing hives”. They have two frames of honey/pollen essential for hive growth and two are growing brood or baby bees. The last frame is left open for the hive to build on and expand. This is the only way we can offer a nuc in the month of May! For now quantities are limited but once spring arrives we will know better how many can be available so make sure to check back !
The most important part of starting a new colony is a great queen and we won’t sell it until she has proven herself. We will wait to make sure she is still a quality queen before selling. Doing so is weather dependent so a pickup time is not available until spring arrives.
We raise our own queens from our northern stock of survivor bees. These bees live in western New York year round and never leave. We believe migratory keepers mess with the bees too much and it effects the wintering of the bees themselves.
Our passion is bees and teaching people about bees, we will try our best to create the most enjoyable experience for you and guide you along the way as you learn.
If your interested please get in contact with us. We do require a deposit to ensure you are serious about the purchase. Total cost for the nuc is $200 plus tax. The final $100 is due when you pickup the nuc. Please make checks payable to Bee Country at 321 Geise road, Darien NY 14040.
Please leave your information along with your phone number with your order so I can call you when the nucs are ready! 🐝
We offer support for new customers just beginning their beekeeping adventure. We offer classes and I run a page called bee Country new-bees on Facebook to answer your questions throughout your first year.
We are located between Buffalo and Rochester, both being about a 45 min drive.
Need some equipment to go along with your bees ? We can help, check out our equipment and kits that you can pickup when you get your nucs.
*We cannot ship the nucs so we only offer pickup only.* pickups are weather dependent, we always shoot for the end of May. These are created colonies of bees not packages. They will not be sold unless we have given them approval of a well laying queen and brood pattern. We pride ourselves in our work and sometimes we can’t rush the bees so patients is key !