I know guys that only sell nucs in lots of 100. This is for us who sell one or two or 50 at a time. when someone wants a nuc or two, how do you handle things? Do you tell them to come and pick the one they want or do you pick out what you think is a good nuc and sell that to them? I'm a slow learner. I don't ever plan on picking out someone elses nuc for them. That has mostly been my policy. There they are. Pick out the one you want. But, a "friend" couldn't get here early enuf, so he asked me to have two nucs ready for him when he got here, kinda late to be evaluating nucs. So I did. Two good, queen right nucs w/ five frames of bees and brood. Mostly brood, not much honey. $80.00 each. We transfered them into his boxes and he was on his way. So, last night, a month later, he calls me telling me that those nucs that I sold him are crap. That they are both drone layers. That I must have sold him nucs w/out queens in them. And that another guy who I sold nucs to said that his swarmed on him soon after getting it home. a. No more picking out nucs for beekeepers. b. There they are pick out the one you want. If it isn't good one month later I'm not responsible. c. 2011 nucs will be $100.00 each. $120.00 for special customers. At $80.00 each, I don't care if I sell any or not. I can make $80.00 from that nuc by putting it in my own equipment and not have the high blood pressure, sleeplessness and headache. Thanks for letting me vent.