Please read this entire message. There is a message from Tim at the end.
These directions are only for the people who have confirmed their purchase through Davie Simpson. No new orders are being taken and if you haven’t confirmed your purchase with Davie, you will not be able to buy bees on Saturday.
Date and Time: Saturday, March 25th at 8:30 am (updated time)
Location: 3245 Smithtown Road, East Bend, NC 27018 (directions below)
If you’ve already ordered a nuc from Tim Holt through Davie Simpson, you will need to bring a nuc box or hive box that is already ready for filling and transporting. That means that screens must be closed so as you put bees in the box, they won’t be streaming back out. Apparently this is an issue every year.
- Bring your hive box or nuc box—have space for 5 frames of bees and honey/pollen. ** If you have an 8 or 10 frame box, bring empty frames to complete the space, you will get 5 frames of bees. ***make sure you have a screen or cover so bees can travel but not escape.
- Cost is $115.00, cash only—have exact change.
- Someone will go into the hive, you inspect and accept that queen and bees, they will put the 5 frames of bees into your box, you take them home.
- Dress appropriately. There will be A LOT of bees in the air.
Here are the directions to the bee yard from Tim:
I HAVE CHOSEN A PLACE THAT IS FAIRLY EASY TO GET TO AS LONG AS IT IS NOT REAL WET. THE ADRESS IS 3245 SMITHTOWN ROAD, EAST BEND, NC 27018. YOU CAN DRIVE THROUGH THE ROAD TO ANOTHER ROAD WHICH IS HWY 67 YOU CAN MAKE A CIRCLE AROUND THIS ROAD AND NO ONE WILL BE BLOCKED IN, THE DIRECTIONS IS GO TO THE END OF SILOAM ROAD, TURN LEFT GO A QUARTER OF A MILE THE BEE YARD IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD JUST A REMINDER THE SPLITS WILL CONSIST OR 3 FRAMES OF BROOD, AND 2 FRAMES OF HONEY AND POLLEN .ALL FRAMES WILL HAVE BEES ON THEM. WE SHOULD ALL WORK TOGETHER AND NOT ALL OVER THE BEE YARD. IT IS A BIG YARD OF BEES AND DON’T WANT TO SKIP ANY HIVES. AND PLEASE BRING CASH PLEASE. 115 DOLLARS EACH. PLEASE HAVE YOUR HIVES SCREENED UP WHEN YOU ARRIVE SO THERE IS NO ROBBING AMONGST THE BEES, AND HAVE 5 FRAMES OUT OF YOUR HIVES SO WE CAN PUT 5 FRAMES IN YOUR HIVE. THANKS TIM HOLT