Old Sol Nucs Arriving – Saturday June 4th

Mark your calendars!

Old Sol nucleus hive orders will be available for pick-up Saturday, June 4th at Shonnard’s Nursery. The previous delivery date was set for Saturday, May 21st, but due to inclement weather the nucleus hives have been slow to build up. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

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

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

OLD SOL NUCLEUS HIVE ORDERS
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH
PICK UP TIMES

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

When you pick-up your 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

 

For installation instructions, CLICK HERE. A hard copy will be provided on pick-up.

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 no pollen or honey in reserve. Full instructions detailing how to install your bees will be provided when you pick up your bees.

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

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, and then send you out to get your bees.