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Delivery Date for a new nuc


#1

Should you expect the original delivery date for a nuc or package to be a date you can depend on and not one that is changed by several weeks? I am suppose to pic up a 5 frame nuc today at 5pm 2 weeks before I thought and the weather is terrible, it will be too late to deal with them, and I’m sick. I will deal with them tomorrow but just wondering if this is unusual for the date to be changed so much? Thanks


#2

Your supplier who makes the nucs depends on how well the bee colonies grow and that is dependant very much on the weather.


#3

Chet,

The bees beat to a different drum than us. I’d planned on earlier delivery but the weather n thus the buzzy bees are not on my page.

Life of a beekeeper is less us n more them. I want my Nuc’s to be just so as well as that will bee. So I’m still waiting n on “bee time n schedule”. Your girls will be okay ! Get well Chet n enjoy ! Gerald :honeybee:


#4

My package got moved up a week not long ago. So while that’s not a nuc my guess is changing deadlines runs in the industry.


#5

My nucleus supplier just sent out a message saying that he expects delivery to be at least a week behind. It is raining in San Diego at the moment, and there will more rain next week, so that is holding the bees back a bit.


#6

I urge all bee suppliers to tape a calendar to the underside of the nuc box lid so the bees know when to be ready.:grin:

“It’s April 9th; what do you mean my bees aren’t ready?!”


#7

Lol man, you sure know how to make me feel dumb. I got it now though.