No we don’t. It’s not uncommon for things to go wrong with mailing nucs.
Queens are marked with a colored dot on their thorax indicating the year they were mated. There is no charge for marking queens and if you would prefer an unmarked queen please let us know in advance.
Bees and queens are considered livestock and are tax exempt.
We have rendezvous locations in Victoria, Saanich and Crofton around the end of May. Additional rendezvous meetings may be scheduled depending on demand but delivery to Vancouver Island in June is not guaranteed. Of course, anyone can pick up nucs from us on Salt Spring Island. We also occasionally make trips to the lower mainland and beyond. If you are interested in a large order but live far away, please contact us to discuss delivery options.
The nucs come in corrugated plastic nuc boxes which are included in the price and are not refundable due to the risk of disease transfer.
Nucs come with standard frames, otherwise known as deep frames. They are typically less than 5 years old and mostly incorporate drawn plastic foundation in a well made wooden frame.
Yes, they are. A copy of the permit is avaialble upon request.
You will receive a full refund if you change your mind about an order prior to February 15th. After that date the nuc deposit portion becomes non-refundable.