Thanks for all the advice everyone..much appreciated!
I have a couple of packages coming from a local apiary. I took a big leap and also ordered another from Texas....wanted to try Buckfast. They'll be going into the top-bar hive.
Non local queens with nucs are not nucs. I order 2 NUCS and got them with a caged queen...they are doing fine but I was inch: Supposed to have 4 frames..actually got 3 frames brood/stores and one foundation. seems to be new business to advertise NUCS and really all your getting is package bees with 3-4 frames and a caged queen.Hi Kathy,
The packages are not produced localy and most likely they will come from South, the nucs most likely will be local, (their queens not necessarily).
Two different questions. The short answer is, asap.Hello. I will be installing my first hives this coming spring. What guidelines are there for timing of installation of nucs and also package bees. I live in Southeastern CT. Any recommendations will be most appreciated.