Honey Bee Colonies for 2020 - $375 (Oates, SC)

Deposits are currently being taken for spring 2020 beekeeping services. Each subscription comes with one year of mentoring and 6 free hive inspections. As an added bonus, for each subscription you purchase you will receive one free full, overwintered hive of bees. This free offer consists of a solid bottom board (works best for accompanying Small Hive Beetle trap outs), one 10 frame deep Langstroth box with 10 frames, one queen excluder, one one medium honey super with 10 frames and a rubberized wood screw down lid. The reason for the screw down lid is again, to work best with the Small Hive Beetle trap out system. You have a choice of 13 colors for your free hive. Some of our queens are VSH Italians and others are Saskatraz hybrids. Read up on these two breeds of honey bees.

Unlike many others, we do not split in the spring, then add a queen to a five frame box. We split our colonies in late summer/early fall. We place the splits into a 5 frame box, allowing each split to create their own queens. We will give each colony a full winterization, including treatment for Varroa Destructor Mites. We allow each hive to keep as much honey as we anticipate them needing to get through the winter. Of course, we feed them through the winter if necessary as well. In the spring the overwintered nucs are placed into a 10 frame brood box. The hive that accompanies your subscription will be equipped with Small Hive Beetle trap outs; this trap out system assures that you will never have a problem with Small Hive Beetles as they prevent 99% of beetles from getting into your hive.

If you are interested in just purchasing a 5 frame nuc, they cost $175 and they come in a reusable ProNuc solid plastic transporting box. If you prefer to provide your own 5 frame box the cost will be $150. Prescriptions are not available for nuc purchases only.

For your subscription you will receive lessons in basic beekeeping including proper handling, splitting, honey harvesting, pest and disease prevention and treatment and queen care. In addition, throughout the subscription period you will receive four hive inspections as part of your mentoring, during which good aspects and possible weak aspects of your hive will be discussed. You will also have the option of enjoying a discount on any equipment you may purchase from us and on our bee friendly Varroa Mite treatment.

One free hive is available for each subscription you purchase; you may purchase as many subscriptions as you wish. Purchase two or more subscriptions and receive your Varroa Mite treatments free. A nonrefundable $50 deposit per subscription will keep your spot in line for the spring. Order your subscriptions early as there are limited spots available.

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