Selby Nucleus Hives UPDATE – Saturday May 21st Pick-up Day

SELBY NUCLEUS HIVES PICK-UP DAY

RESCHEDULED DATE – SATURDAY, MAY 21st

Pre-ordered Selby nucleus hives will be available for pick-up Saturday, May 21st at Shonnard’s Nursery.

The previous delivery date was set for Saturday, May 14th but due to inclement weather, the nucleus hives have been slow to build up. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 during our store hours. Picking up your bees at the suggested time is preferred, but we realize this may not be ideal!

SATURDAY, MAY 14TH
PICK UP TIMES
7 am:  Last names A – F
8 am:  Last names G – M
9 am: Last names N – R
10 am: Last names S – Z

 

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

Pick-up Location: Shonnard’s Nursery, 6600 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis OR 97333

Nuc purchases are for PICK-UP AT OUR STORE IN CORVALLIS ONLY.  WE DO NOT SHIP NUCS.

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.

Questions?  Call us at (541) 929-3524 or email 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.   

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE

Upon your arrival, enter our store through the main doors and check-in at our floral counter located on the south side of our store.  We’ll ask for your name to find your order, give you a copy of installation instructions, and then send you out to get your bees.


Interested in Old Sol bees?

Did you pre-order Old Sol bees?

When you purchase an Old Sol nucleus colony, you can expect:

A 2022 double-vetted, mated, marked queen
4 frames of bees and stores
1 gallon frame feeder with cap and ladder system to prevent drowning and burr comb
5 frame corrugated plastic box

 

Old Sol nucs will arrive on Saturday, June 4th.