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2022 Nucs for Sale

For 2022, I will 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.

  • Overwintered nucs containing a locally raised (PA) 2021 queen, brood, pollen and honey. By definition “survivor” since it will have come through the 2021-2022 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: price to be determined.
  • Nucs with 2022 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. Price to be determined.
  • Nucs with locally raised 2022 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. Price to be determined.

See the following sites for a discussion of the pros and cons of starting a colony with a nuc vs a package:

http://www.centrecountybees.com/2011/02/where-to-get-bees-for-your-first-hive.html

https://extension.psu.edu/beekeeping-honey-bees?

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 my web site: 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,  vincent.aloyo@gmail.com

10’x10′ SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT Aluminum Popup-Shade, Wheel-Bag, Spikes. New, never used. (Mountains and sunset not included)

https://getundercover.com/product/uc-3-10×10-super-lightweight-popup-shade-wheel-bag-spikes/

List Price $249. Presently on sale at getundercover.com (link above) for $219. Pick up price from me, Vince Aloyo: $175

Simple Harmony Farms Uncapper. Like new!

https://simpleharmonyfarms.com/uncapper

List price from Simple Harmony Farms: $395 + $19 shipping = $414

https://simpleharmonyfarms.com/shop?olsPage=products%2Fsimple-harmony-farms-uncapper

Pick up price from me, Vince Aloyo: $350.

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Screened bottom boards for sale

Screened bottom boards increase ventilation and may help with Varroa mite control.   Brand new.

Email vincent.aloyo@gmail.com or contact via “contact” tab on this web site. $16 each.