We are excited to once again sell Crooked Creek 6 frame nucleus colonies. Your 6-frame fully functioning colony will arrive in a reusable deep wooden Nuc box. The nucs will contain:
- A 2021 “laying” Italian/Carniolan Mixed Hybrid Queen which originates from inseminated hybrid breeder Queens from the USDA Baton Rouge Lab and from Ohio Queen Breeder stock (see additional details on queen genetics below)
- 4 Inner frames of brood in all stages (egg, larva & pupae) and bees
- 2 Outer frames contain honey, pollen and adhering bees
- Wall-to-Wall bees
Nucs will be available for PICKUP ONLY on a Saturday between April 15 – April 30, 2021. Additional details on pick up date and times will be provided by mid March.
Crooked Crook will provide a 7 day warranty, starting from the date buyer takes possession of their Nuc.
Crooked Creek nucs contains a VSH queen: VSH (Varroa Sensitive Hygiene) is a hygienic behavior, wherein bees remove mite-infested cells from the brood nest. This VSH behavior serves as a natural and physical check on the varroa mites’ ability to reproduce and expand their population inside of a beehive.