Summer 2019 Single Hive Description

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Summer 2019 Single Hive Description

2019 Summer Bee Sales - Here is what you get!

Texas Bee Supply Summer Bees

Pick up Every Friday in August 2019

 

Description: This 10 frame hive box will come with 9 or 10 frames installed. It includes a 2019 laying Italian/Carniolan queen, with at least 3 frames of brood and 8 frames covered in bees, all of which have been recently treated for mites.


Woodenware: The new woodenware will be painted white and includes a new box, telescoping cover, inner cover and bottom board. 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 frames may be a mix of wooden and plastic frames. 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. 


Queen: These queens will not be marked or clipped.  We do have marking pens for sale if you would like to mark your queen.


Delivery Night Choices: As each delivery day 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 the deliver time. Inspections will end at 7:15 pm. Depending on the popularity of your chosen date, there may be a wait to inspect or take possession of your hive. Please be prepared for this likely scenario.  Please note that our professional beekeepers will inspect all hives prior to your arrival making your inspection optional.

 

Dates: We anticipate these hives to be ready by the first Friday in August through the last Friday in August. 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, Blue Ridge, Texas.  Please note that there are two Blue Ridge cities in Texas.  We are located north of the DFW area and our zip code is 75424.


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.

 

What's Included?

  • New white painted standard bottom board
  • New white painted deep hive body
  • At least 8 frames of bees
  • 2019 laying Italian/Carniolan queen
  • New white painted telescoping top cover