Last call for orders of nucs. These are 5 full frames of Italian bees, not 4 frames and a feeder. The supplier is a professional pollination and honey production beekeeping family business from the Great Plains. Nucs will be available for pickup at the end of April 2017. Nucs will be delivered in cardboard nucs boxes that are included in the price. All orders must be in and paid for by March 31st.
All orders are in and I expect them to be deliverable on or around April 29 weather and transportation of the bees permitting.
Beekeepers purchasing nucs are responsible for the health and feeding of the nuc hives upon pick up of the nucs. Swap outs or refunds will NOT be made for nucs not hived or taken care of appropriately after pick up.
Nucs orders may be paid for with cash, check, credit card, PayPal or Bitcoin. Extra fees may apply to accommodate credit card or PayPal
Local Survivor Queens
I will be making queens for the late Summer. Around here a very good time to re-queen, especially with locally adapted survivor stock, is late Summer, early Fall.
If and when queens are available, the price will be $15.00 each. This year, queens are being made from Lucy, a 4 year old colony that has successfully survived in this area for the entire 4 years with no medicinal treatment at all. All management has been environmental.
If you would like more information on my locally adapted survivor stock, please call Tony at 402-370-8018.
Cedar oil can be an effective part of a beekeeping IPM program. I sell two types of cedar oil that can be used to that effect. Please call Tony at 402-370-8018 to place an order for cedar oil.
RTU (Ready To Use) oil based non-toxic cedar oil. Great for spraying on inside of hives, on skin, and on interior structural treatments. Each 4 oz bottle is $10.00.
Concentrate (water base) cedar oil. Best used in exterior and grounds treatments. Each 4 oz bottle of concentrate makes 1 gallon of prepared solution. Great for treating grounds around hives to eliminate Small Hive Beetle larvae that are pupating in the grounds near hives. Each 4 oz bottle of concentrate is $10.00 each.
$2.00 each or 6 for $10.00
AKA “Bee Kisses”. A small beeswax flower made from 100% natural beeswax with no added perfumes, colors, etc… Makes a terrific gift, has dozens of uses. With every Bee Beso, you are helping to rescue distressed honey bees and bumblebees in the area. These little beeauties help us to keep the proper equipment, tools and resources on hand to properly remove and relocate bee nests that might otherwise be killed.
- WIck-less Candle. – Melt in a candle melting device such as those used for melting candles. Enjoy the Scent of Summer as the beeswax melts having an effect of positive ionization on the air in the room and used by many as a great to let their cares melt away and relax.
- Thread wax. Help yourself thread a needle much easier by running your thread across the beeswax to stiffen it up and let it slide right through the eye of the candle as it is supposed to do.
- Natural Waterproof – If you want to keep a nail or a screw from rusting or have metal objects glide smoothly against one another, rub them with the beeswax and let natures toolbox help you fix things properly.
- Invite In Style – melt a beeswax flower and when used with an embossing tool, it makes for the most intimate seal on your graduation, wedding and other special occasion invitations and notices.
- Unstick a drawer. A thin coat of beeswax on wooden rails makes the wood drawers on Granny’s old bureau slide smoothly. It does windows, too. Use wax to lubricate sashes.
- Free frozen nuts. Help loosen a rusted nut by lubricating the bolt’s threads with melted wax.
- Whip frayed rope. Wrap a waxed length of string tightly around the rope’s tip about a dozen times. Tie off the loose end and trim the excess.
- Polish concrete counters. Give a sealed, dark concrete countertop a muted, natural luster by rubbing melted beeswax over the surface with a chamois cloth. Let it dry and then wipe.
- Preserve a patina. Seal a copper sink by rubbing it with softened beeswax and polishing off the excess with a lint-free rag.
- Several other creative and imaginative uses for the beeswax and the little bee that attends it.