Re: Pretty disappointed in the nucs I bought
If you open to inspect, the workers take off. Every nuc I have bought has come in a closed box, not opened until we install it. If you inspect you almost need to wait until the next day to pick them up.
Originally Posted by beesohappy
We bought one that was very poor, from a commercial beekeep. We let them know, they said that was the way they did them, never bought again from them. This is three years ago.
We just do packages now if we decide we need some. They seem to outgrow the nuc, and here we get them in mid March. A good jump start on the season. Nucs not available until late May/June, usually.
Zone 6b: 27 hives in Maryland, Carniolan, Italian mix mutts: Still learning - started bees spring of 2014.