5 Frame Italian (Gentle Breed) Honey Bee Nuc for sale in West Alabama (Bees are in north Tuscaloosa County).
Please note important information: Honey bee nucs are for local pickup only; we do not ship the nucs due to shipping services not being able to properly handle the brittle honey comb which can stress or kill bees including the queen or brood.
Included in each of our nucleus colonies are five 9-5/8″ deep frames filled with comb, resources, brood, and bees. A mated Italian Hybrid queen bee unmarked (marking can be add for a fee). Nucs will tentatively be available starting in April – May, depending on the weather, and other environmental factors. Nucs will be available through June or until supplies run out. All nucs have 5 frames with a mated queen already laying eggs, a mixture of worker bees, nurse bees, and possibly drones; brood of all stages; pollen, nectar, bee bread, and small amounts of honey. Depending on the time of year that the nuc is picked up from us, and the weather conditions, these nucs may need to be fed sugar syrup to keep them sustained until they can get out and forage on their own. Cold, rainy weather in the early spring can keep bees confined inside of the hive, and a strong, growing beehive can eat up a few frames of feed within a short time!
You will need to bring your equipment for us to transfer your bees into, or if you don’t have equipment you can purchase the box your bees are in for a reasonable price. You can make a deposit ahead of time or you can bring your equipment as your deposit and we will place your colony directly into your equipment and notify you when they are ready for pickup. All orders must have a deposit or equipment brought to us ahead of time in order to reserve your nuc box.
Sanford Acres can only guarantee that the bees are delivered to you in good condition and health. We are also more than pleased to go through your colony, show you the queen, workers, and drones before you leave, as well as answer any questions you may have. Bees are livestock, livestock that free roam at that, and as such we cannot make any guarantee about their future well being, whether they will swarm, abscond, or become sick from illnesses or pest that affect all bee populations. Sanford Acres is not liable for the bees once they are accepted by you the owner; our only liability is to deliver the bees to you in good condition. We will however work with you the best we can to help identify any problems, issues, or other problem as they arise.