Re: Lost all 3 hives
Don't always figure on this unless you know it for certain. Overwintered nucs here are *very* hard to find and way more than a $40 premium. Nucs purchased here are very often brought up from the south either as nucs already that were made up from hives that wintered in the south. The other case is that they're magically available about 3-4 weeks after everyone's packages arrive, indicating that they're more than likely packages that were simply hived in the nuc and then 3-4 weeks later sold as a nuc. Most people doing either of these things are honest folks and will certainly tell you the origins of it, but I'd say never to assume that just because you're buying a nuc in a northern state that means you're getting overwintered bees. Like your area, nucs here are about $40 more than a package, but for a truly locally overwintered nuc I wouldn't be surprised to see them at nearly $100 more than a package.
Originally Posted by ashark8me
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