SOLD OUT Honey Bee Nucleus for SPRING 2021, queens available late June!
2021 Nuc Orders. Delayed by cold, rainy Spring queen mating weather. Very poor queen mating returns for past 3 rounds, queens become drone layers because they can not get to take mating flights.
COVID-19 has affected everything we do, including picking up bees. We are limiting the number of people at any given time, so please send a text message the day before- 724.967.1957.
April 30th, May 1, 2 is our target date this year for EARLY Nucs Group 1-[ordered between Nov 2020 before Jan 1st 2021
May 20,21,22, &23 Group 2 pick up [ordered between Feb 1st to Feb 20th]
May 27, 28,29, & 30 Group 3 orders received Feb 20 to April 1, should be ready by tentatively before May 22.
Depending on how much longer cold/late Spring is, these dates may still slide back about 2 weeks depending on queen mating weather.
When picking up, please bring a pick up if possible. Or we can supply you with a special box. There is a $10 box deposit.
For directions best to use Google maps, you MUST turn right just after railroad tracks onto Smith valley Rd; or you can't get there from here. 724.967.1957 c if lost.
For more details on the genetics refer to the work we did w/ the USDA SARE grant program (google "Pennsylvania queen bee improvement", or "Mite Biting Behavior", and facebook: Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Coop)
Queen are available after June 15. We prioritize nuc customers first, then sell the queens. Your order is placed in line based on your payment date, so "First in - First out" the door. You can pre-pay using the shopping cart below.
You can also make a deposit for your nucs using this website.
WE DO NOT SHIP NUCS. YOU HAVE TO PICK UP OR ARRANGE DELIVERY.
AlwaysSummerHerbs is a local, woman-owned family business whose mission it is to provide our clients with the highest quality honey, bees and teas, and personal, one-on-one, customer service to ensure that your beekeeping and overall life experiences, large or small, are a huge success.
Our goal is to make it easier for you to stop and smell the roses and enjoy the road less traveled.
AlwaysSummerHerbs accomplishes this by designing our website so that you are able to access and order our plants and products quickly and easily. There are no long downloads or complicated links to follow. We want you to spend less time on the internet and more time cultivating your bees, and nurturing your soul!
We now sell our honey and teas at three local groceries in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Whole Foods in East Liberty and Wexford, PA. Willies Smokehouse in Aspinwall and Harrisville, Giant Eagle in Slippery Rock. County Market in Grove City, or Corner Cupboard in Franklin. Please patronize these businesses and tell them we sent you!