• Do you give refunds if I order nucs and change my mind?

    You will receive a full refund if you change your mind about an order prior to February 15th.  After that date the nuc deposit becomes non-refundable other than the portion paid for the nuc boxes.

  • What kind of box do the nucs come in?

    The nucs come in EZ Nuc corrugated plastic nuc boxes.

  • Are your bees inspected prior to selling nucs?

    Yes, they are.

  • What size frames are included with nucs?

    Nucs come with full size standard frames, otherwise known as deep frames.  They are typically less than 4 years old and mostly incorporate plastic foundation in a well made wooden frame.

  • Can I pay with my credit card?

    Yes, choosing the PayPal option will allow you to pay with your credit card.

  • Are there taxes on bees?

    Bees and queens are considered livestock and are tax exempt.

  • Do you mark your queens?

    Queens are marked with a colored dot on their thorax indicating the year they got mated.  In the case of young wintered queens for early nuc sales, the mark is a bit misleading because the dot would be the color of the previous year even though the queen has not been through a full spring buildup so the queen is  younger than the dot would suggest.  There is no charge for marking queens and if you would prefer an unmarked queen please let us know in advance.

    New World Carniolan queens are imported and sold directly in a cage with the queen and attendants.  These queens may or may not be marked with a dot.


  • Can I pick up my nucs on Vancouver Island?

    You will be notified of rendezvous locations in both Crofton and Saanich to save you taking the ferry to Salt Spring Island.