Old Sol Nucs Arriving – Saturday May 4th

OLD SOL NUC HIVES ARRIVING

SATURDAY MAY 4TH

Mark your calendars!  Old Sol nucleus hive bee orders will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 4th at Shonnard’s Nursery.

Please note that the original tentative pickup date was intended to to be April 27th, but has been delayed due to weather.  We have just been given word that May 4th will be the final date.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

The pickup times below are suggestions aimed at reducing waiting time when you arrive – you may certainly come when it is most convenient for you on pick-up day. Picking up your bees at the suggested time is preferred, but we realize this may not be ideal!

OLD SOL NUC PICK UP TIMES
Saturday, May 4th

8am:  Last names A – F
9am: Last names G – M
10am:  Last names N – R
11am: Last names S – Z

CLICK HERE FOR INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS – A HARD COPY WILL BE PROVIDED UPON PICK-UP

 

IMPORTANT:  If you are going to be out of town that weekend, check to see if a friend or family member can pick up your bees for you!  The nucs are in bee-tight boxes suitable for travel.  They can place your nuc where your hive will be, crack open the entrance, and leave the bees for you to install when you return home.

 

Shonnard’s Nursery:  6600 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis

(541) 929-3524 or bees@shonnards.com

 

Be sure to have your hive equipment assembled, painted, and ready for your bees.  You will also need some sugar syrup made ahead of time (cooled to room temperature) to feed your bees once they are installed in the hive.  You can view our sugar syrup tutorial here.  Protein patties are also a good addition – your bees have some pollen and honey in reserve, but will be growing quickly and will benefit from the nutritional boost as they become established.   

 

Questions?  Call us at (541) 929-3524 or email bees@shonnards.com