Pick Up Only – Address Provided closer to pick up date. Location will be in the Greater Capalaba Area, Qld 4157.
By buying this product, you are only pre-ordering a Malieta Honey High Density Nucleus Hive for the month stated in the product title. The total price of a HD NUCE is $180 – of which $30 [this product] is a non-refundable deposit. Once your Nucleus Hives is ready to pick up, you will be required to pay the outstanding balance of $150.
Malieta Honey will strive to have your nucleus hive available for full payment and purchase in the month specified above. By purchasing this product, you are securing a spot in a waiting list for that month – but seasonal variances can definitely affect the availability of the nucleus hives. You will be informed on the progress of your hives, and will be given 14 days notice if the delivery of the nucleus hive may be later than expected.
Why is High Density better?
When you are supplied with a high density of bees and brood, your hive will ‘power on’ much quicker than a standard nucleus hive. A HD Nuce is ideal for beginners who want more confidence in their hive being stronger to start with, or anyone who wants more colonies that are ready to GO!
Through Beekeeping Workshops by “TEK”, we see many students have trouble with (or even lose) their hives in the early stages. The biggest cause of this is that they have TOO FEW BEES in TOO BIG OF A SPACE. If you buy a high density hive, they will be asking for more space sooner than a standard hive, allowing a much greater chance of growth (even in adverse conditions).
- Gentle Italian/Carniolan Honey Bee Hybrid Stock
- Quality Assured Reared Young Queen with records
- Queen marked and wing clipped
- Tested and visible Laying Viability (brood pattern)
- 4 Full Depth Frames
- One near full frame of honey
- Two frames of solid brood (mostly sealed)
- One clean sticky or foundation (pending availability)
- Near 4 full frames worth of bees
- Almost ready for to add another four frames (depending on conditions at your site)
- 4 frame TEK Brood Rearing Mat© included for all sales in Autumn & early Spring
Standard Nucleus Hive – Generally
High Density Nucleus Hive
|o Half frame of honey||o Near full frame of honey|
|o 1 frame of brood (approx. 3000 bees to hatch in next 14 days)||o 2 frames of near solid brood (up to 8000 bees to hatch in next 14 days)|
|o Two empty frames (stickies or foundation)||o One straight sticky or brand new foundation|
|o Queen self-reared from unknown stock||o Queen reared by beekeeper to ensure quality stock and health|
|o Queen not marked or clipped (or for an extra fee)||o Queen marking and clipping standard|
|o Supply 4 frames of foundation to trade-in to seller||o No trade-in frames required|
|o 2 frames of bees||o Near full four frames of bees|
|o Approximate information about queen and mating stock||o Information ready for records as desired including Queen Mother, mating site and date first laying|
|o Moderate chance of survival in adverse conditions (nectar/pollen dearth)||o High chance of survival in adverse conditions (nectar/pollen dearth)|
What you need to provide:
The buyer must:
- Supply their own: [see attached image for example]
- lid [with adequate ventilation for transport in season – SURVIVE THE DRIVE!]
- Super [4 or 5 frame, or larger with a divider board]
- entrance block
- beekeeping registration brand
- Your own pest management system (specifically Small Hive Beetle)
- Reassurance that you have some basic knowledge in keeping bees or are willing to attain such knowledge through training or a mentor. See “Learn Beekeeping” for more information.