Nucs Arriving Saturday May 19th @ 9am

Mark your calendars!  Old Sol Nucleus hives will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 19th at Shonnard’s Nursery beginning at 9 am.  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.
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 wooden 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.
Saturday May 19th Pick Up
Shonnard’s Nursery:  6600 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis
(541) 929-3524 or
9 am:  Last names A – I
10 am:  Last names J – M
11 am: Last names N – Z
If you need to come earlier than 9 am on Saturday May 19th, please contact us for accommodations. Bees will NOT be available for pick-up before Saturday May 19th.
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