Thanks! I already have 2 nucs ordered from Mike, I have great luck with his bees plus he is a very cool guy, and helpful. I just wanted to get some packages too. I think they're exciting to start.
I too will be looking at Brushy Mountain for packages. I called the North Carolina office earlier this month and they didn't yet have the prices, but they were going to offer them at they Lewisburg PA location. I don't know where they get their bees and when we might be able to pick them up.
Nucs are hard to find that are driveable distance away.
I did talk with Mike last week and all his Springtime nucs are sold.
The Brushy Mountain location is in the Williamsport area. I am hungry just to take a drive and say Hello.
Last year, I got 15 packages in Mid-April from Beeline and I was grateful for them. He might be offering some, but my druthers are to pay a little more for nucs, even if I have to drive. So, I am keeping my eyes open in the surrounding states.
To spread out my risk of not obtaining bees, I have a friend (Dillsburg) area who is driving down to Georgia to pick up packages. The earliest that he could get them is May 7. He is picking up 35 packages of which 10 will be for me. I would rather have them in April, but that is how it goes.
I'm a member of Susquehanna Beekeepers Assoc., However I live in Luzerne county...embarassing to say anymore with the whole corruption scandal.(w/ the judges not the beekeepers..lol) I'm just want to make sure I line up all the bees I want before they are sold out.
Brushy get's their Italian stock from a reputable breeder in GA. Can't remember the name though. I bought two in NC last year from them and it was somewhere between $65 - $70 each. So far my two hives are still alive, however I have serious concerns of one.
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