Explains details of what comes with a Hive with New Equipment purchase, optional marking of the queen in your Hive, pick up dates and care of your hive.
Texas Bee Supply
Description: This 9 or 10 frame hive includes a 2019 laying Italian/Carniolan queen, with 3-4 frames covered in brood and 8 to 10 frames covered in bees, all of which have already had their Spring mite treatment.
Woodenware: The new woodenware will be painted white and includes a new box, telescoping cover, inner cover and bottom board along with 9 or 10 frames of bees. Please note: all 9 or 10 frames in your box will not be new. We raise some brood on used frames in order to get your bees developed quickly. The majority of the frames should be wooden with plastic foundation, but this will not be true of every frame. Some frames may be all plastic or have wire with beeswax foundation. As this is the brood box and extracting honey from this box will not be occurring, any of these types of frames should be fine.
Marking the Queen: We will mark the queen if you add the marking cost to this order. Click on: Add a Mark to Your Queen in Nuc or Hive.
Delivery Night Choices: As each delivery day and time fills up, it will be removed from the list of options or you will see a message that says "out of stock". If you wish to inspect your hive, please arrive at the beginning of your chosen time. Inspections will end at 7:15 pm on weekdays and 8:00 am on Saturday. Depending on the popularity of your chosen date and time, there may be a wait to inspect or take possession your hive. Please be prepared for this likely scenario.
Dates: We anticipate these hives to be ready mid-late April through May but if we have an unusually cold, wet or hot winter and early spring, the timing could change. If we discover that we cannot accommodate your chosen pick up night, we will contact you as soon as possible and let you know of other options.
Email Address: Please include a valid email address as we must send you pick up instructions the week you get your bees. You will receive a receipt in your inbox once you order your bees, so please watch for it. If you do not receive a receipt, we did not receive your order.
Shipping: We do not ship or deliver these hives. All orders for hives must be picked-up at Texas Bee Supply.
Care of the Hive: Once you take your bees home, please be prepared to feed them constantly for a minimum of two weeks. They will need this syrup to eat while they are locating nectar in their new location. Once you have a feeder in place, please allow the bees to rest for a few days before examining the hive. They have had a traumatic move and they need some adjustment time before you open up the top and go through the frames. The queen may stop laying for a while as she adjusts to the new location so don’t panic if you think she isn’t laying immediately. Give her a week or so and then recheck the hive for eggs.
- New white painted standardbottom board
- New white painted deep hive body
- 8 to 10 frames of bees
- 2019 laying Italian/Carniolan queen
- New white painted telescoping top cover