2023 Nucs for Sale
For 2023, I plan to have several kinds of nucs available, each consisting of five medium depth frames, including adult bees, three frames of brood of varied ages (all of which are offspring of your marked queen), as well as frames of pollen and honey. You will take the nuc home in a waxed cardboard nuc box ($10), from which you can transfer it to an eight or ten frame medium depth box. You may keep the cardboard box or return it in good condition for a refund of your deposit.
- Overwintered nucs containing a locally raised (PA) 2022 queen, brood, pollen and honey. By definition “survivor” since it will have come through the 2022-2023 winter in PA, the five-frame medium nuc has a queen raised from my best local survivor stock, the queen mother having survived one to four years in SE PA. These nucs are more expensive due to my work caring for them in late Summer, Fall and Winter. They will be available as soon as brood rearing is well underway and populations are increasing in spring, which is weather dependent. These will be the earliest nucs I have available, likely the end of March, at about the same time that packages are available. However, in contrast to that of a package, the population of a nuc will rapidly increase, whereas the population of a package decreases for the first 4 weeks. Over wintered nuc: $350 plus $10 deposit on cardboard box = $360.
- Nucs with 2023 Carniolan queens from the Hawaiian Queen Company. Five frame medium nucs with marked queens, three frames of your queen’s brood, and two frames of pollen and honey. http://www.hawaiianqueen.com/our-queens-1.html Likely availability near the end of April. Nuc $210 + $10 deposit on cardboard box = $220.
- Nucs with locally raised 2023 queens bred from local survivor mothers. Queen mothers may be of Italian, Carni, VSH or other desirable stock; all queen mothers have survived one to multiple winters here in SE PA. Five frames of bees, three frames of your queen’s brood, as well as frames of nectar and pollen. Likely availability is June-July. Nuc $210 + $10 deposit on cardboard box = $220.
See the following sites for a discussion of the pros and cons of starting a colony with a nuc vs a package:
I am PA licensed to sell Queens and Nucleus colonies. As part of this program, my queen rearing apiaries are inspected by the PA Department of Agriculture twice a year, typically at the beginning and end of the active beekeeping season. I use no antibiotics or synthetic chemicals in my beekeeping operations.
To get on the nuc list, go to the contact page of this website: https://vincemasterbeekeeper.com/contact/
I do not take advance deposits, as I cannot guarantee availability in advance. Requests are honored on a first come, first served basis. Thank you for your interest! Vincent Aloyo
Honey for sale
Lighter and darker honey varieties for sale, all from my hives kept in locations in Montgomery and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania. Honey is strained but not filtered, containing pollen from the source flowers, and is sold in mason jar quarts (3 pounds) or gallon plastic jugs (12 pounds). Contactless pick up available. Call or email: 484 557 4049, firstname.lastname@example.org
Simple Harmony Farms Uncapper. Like new!
List price from Simple Harmony Farms: $395 + $19 shipping = $414
Pick up price from me, Vince Aloyo: $350.
Screened bottom boards for sale
Screened bottom boards increase ventilation and may help with Varroa mite control. Brand new.
Email email@example.com or contact via “contact” tab on this web site. $16 each.Follow @vincemasterbee