Is It Too Late?
I'm asking a question for a friend....
Someone in Central Maine is starting beekeeping. He ordered a Nuc for $150. Here it is June 7th and he hasn't got it yet. Now he's being told the nucs not only came in, but came in 2 weeks ago. Rather than getting a nuc box, the person told my friend to bring one of his deeps and he'll put 5 frames into his hive with a queen. (I'm under the impression the nucs have already been installed in hives of the person my friend ordered nucs from)
For $150 shouldn't you get betting a "real nuc" that is over wintered and in a nuc box of some kind?
Is not being told the bees came in until they've been in and installed in someone else's hives for 2 weeks kinda strange?
Is starting a hive in central Maine in June too late to have them build up strong enough to survive a Maine winter?
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