Why not just wait till spring?How late in the season is it to take possession of a nuc? Can you take them this time of year and make it through winter?
I appreciate the advice and insight! I’m a newbie, but thought I’d ask before I wasted the money.Agreed. Nucs can be wintered but it is harder for newbies.
I had to stop selling nucs and even singles to new beekeepers in fall, because so many of them would lose them. In my care they were fine, I just told any newbies to come back in spring to collect.
where is “around here” for you? I’m located in Tennessee.Nucs often have to be fed. Around here most reputable suppliers do not even sell nucs out of season.
I’m picking up 8 more packages in the spring but I saw a commercial beekeeper selling off nucs and 10 frame boxes thought I’d ask about it before I made a mistake.Why not just wait till spring?
One "could" got get one in the snow, if you wish. So it is never to late to get one, the math around the survival is more important. As well how do you open and inspect for stores and queen rite in the cold.