Hi everyone. Got my hybrid hive set up and ready for my small permaculture farm. Joined and attended local amateur group. Contacted a huge amount of gumtree and similarly listed nucleus suppliers. I cannot find anything around me within 500kms…I’ve even contacted a few swarm removers, but they only remove swarms to place in their own hives. I’m considering flying to Melbourne and driving a nuc 2 days back to my farm. I know this is ridiculous…but I’m really getting impatiently desperate…does anyone know of a nuc supplier who may have something available soon around the Byron/Yamba coast area of Nsw? Very willing to drive up to 500kms in any direction. Any help kindly welcomed, thankyou. Joel.
Wow! I live up here Stateside. Wish I could help you but your too far from Washington State near Seattle. You must sure live far out in the BACK. Someday if I stay healthy I’d love to visit Australia to see n experience the vastness of your great country. During the Vietnam war I chatted with few Assies who were flying thru our airfield n needed refueled.
Joel, I really do wish you luck in getting a swarm or Nuc as well as success in beekeeping.
Hi Joel, I’m at Buderim & I have some nucs available in the coming week. A few people from down your way have picked up bees from me. My phone number is in my profile if you want to give us a ring. cheers
Hi joeltaug, I bought a nuc from Jeff last year and the bees were great.
I cold possibly spare one of my nucs if you’re stuck. I’m at Mullumbimby a couple of hours North of you.
Thanks so much for your offer! That’s very kind. I’ve contacted Jeff and
committed to purchase one of his nucs this week. Finally sorted!
Cheers Gerald! I’m very jealous! Haha.
I’m so glad you got hold of Jeff n your goal to having your Nuc of Bees. Good luck for a great beekeeping season. This was my first season back to beekeeping in 55 years.
i feel sure you will go well with Buderim bees… be sure to grab some sheets of foundation from Jeff while you are at it…
Wow I feel your struggle sounds like me.But I lucked out they contacted someone who already had lots of bees so now I need to try gather one under a house am nervous but stoked at the same time. Sending you bee energy and hoping I am successful in gathering this huge hive.
Hiya NeuManaHui, good luck with your capture. As daunting as it is at first, it’s a great buzz once done and successful.
And very impressive when you do a cutout on a HUGE terra-cotta pot!