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We will be doing pickups in alphabetical order in 2021.
The exact dates will be available after April 15th! Please check back here after that date.
For now, here is some general information:
There will be 3 rounds/weekends of pickups.
The first round is for all NUCS! This is the only NUC pickup.
The second round is for FULL HIVES & KITS ordered by March 31st!
The third round is for FULL HIVES and KITS ordered after March 31st!
It is your responsibility to check the website for your pickup date and time. Too many emails have gone to spam over the years so we can't rely on email any longer. If you have any questions about your date/time, please don't hesitate to call me. I'd be happy to help!
**If you do not show up at your scheduled date/time, your bees will be moved back into the apiary and a refund will not be issued.**
IF YOU WANT TO BE ADDED TO OUR DELIVERY SCHEDULE, PLEASE ADD THAT SERVICE TO YOUR CART. ANY QUESTIONS, CALL ME!
In closing, please understand that you are picking up a live, stinging insect. BEES can and sometimes do escape. We do our best to close them up, but we can't keep them closed for hours. There may be a few hanging out at the entrance and it's impossible to push them back into your box.
Some tips for picking up bees:
-Bring a truck - with at least 2 ratchet straps -Bring your suit or jacket if you plan on inspecting the bees -Bring a net if you are coming in a car or minivan. Highly recommend a truck! -Listen to my tips and trust me, it'll be a lot more fun getting your new bees!! :)
I'm not trying be a buzz kill! (See what I did there?) But, it is irresponsible for me not to help you be safe. The bees are a little more aggressive at pickups. They've been moved from their original bee farm to my bee farm, and now they are being moved again. At least the last move is permanent! They will calm down and be more pleasant in a couple days!
Please bring cash to pay your balance at pickups!! There will be no checks accepted for your balance. Exact bills is so much appreciated! This allows us to check everyone out quickly and not make the bees wait any longer!!
That's it! Let's have fun at your pickup and remember this isn't about us, it's about your new bees making it home in the best possible way!!