Frequently Asked Questions
Hours of Operation:
March – August
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
September – February
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Our website is available for ordering 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
2020 – 2021 Holidays Closure (List excludes Federal holidays on Sundays & Mondays, as we are already closed)
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26, 2020)
Christmas Eve Day (Thursday, December 24, 2020)
Christmas Day (Friday, December 25, 2020)
New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2021)
What forms of payment does the Scottsville Supply Company accept?
On our website we accept all major credit and debit cards (Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express) as well as PayPal. In-store we also accept all major credit and debit cards (Visa, Discover, MasterCard, American Express) in addition to cash and checks. A $40.00 fee will be charged for any returned checks. Sorry, no C.O.D.s.
Does the Scottsville Supply charge sales tax?
To comply with the Virginia law, we apply and collect Virginia sales tax for in-store purchases and for online orders billed to a Virginia address and/or picked up at our location.
Is the Scottsville Supply Company an awesome place to shop and learn about beekeeping?
We would like to think so, but we would rather hear it from you! Visit our Facebook page to leave a review, or leave a review for a particular product you loved on the product’s page on our website.
Does the Scottsville Supply Company sell Package Bees and NUCs?
Yes! We sell packages and NUCs in the spring each year. Pre-ordering begins in October, so be sure visit our Bees Category in our online or visit at our store to reserve your bees before we sell out! It is first come, first serve. We cannot reserve a package for you without payment.
What is a Package of Bees?
Great question! It is a screened box containing approximately 10,000 worker bees and one caged queen. We offer packages with marked queens and unmarked queens. The marked queen packages sell out faster.
What is a 5 Frame NUC?
Another great question! It is a mini colony already in production. You receive four (4) to five (5) frames drawn comb with resources on them including pollen, nectar/honey, and brood in various stages. The frames will be covered in bees (8,000 – 10,000) and the Queen.
Does the Scottsville Supply Company recycle?
Most definitely. We may even reuse clean packing materials in our shipments to you! This helps reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the frequency of our trips to the local recycling center, and it helps reduce energy usage by the recycling center. We encourage all of our customers to recycle the packaging materials contained with your order.
FREE SHIPPING – Free shipping applies to most orders over $200 sent standard ground service within the lower 48 states. Custom items not shown in this catalog along with items marked with “Does not qualify for free shipping” are excluded from the free shipping offer. Items excluded from the offer are subject to change without notice. Due to the ever-rising cost of outbound shipping, any order with backordered item(s) may be held until the backordered item(s) arrives.
Who does the Scottsville Supply Company ship with?
We ship with the United Parcel Service (UPS). Please know that UPS cannot deliver to post office boxes.
Please be sure to provide the correct address with your order. UPS charges for incorrect addresses will be forwarded to your bill.
Will Scottsville Supply Company still process orders placed through our website on holidays?
Yes, however, they will not ship for 1-2 business days, as UPS is also not open on holidays. We allow processing and packaging time for every order to ensure we get it right the first time.
When can I expect my order to arrive?
We typically ship same day through UPS if the order is received by noon; however, we acknowledge it could be 1-2 business days during the busy spring season or holiday.
Please be sure your order is placed by noon on a business day and choose your preferred shipping level at the time of checkout (UPS Next Day Air, UPS Two-Day, etc.) to expedient its arrival to your door. All FREE SHIPPING orders will ship UPS Ground. We cannot control the transient time on Ground orders.
Does the Scottsville Supply Company ship internationally?
Not at this time.
The Scottsville Supply Company works hard every day to avoid backorders. Traditionally if we are out of stock of an item, you should not be able to purchase it through our website. If the stars align, and an order you have placed contains a backordered item, we will contact you concerning the item and your order with an estimated date of delivery.
Sales, Freight & Warranty Information
Scottsville Supply Company warrants its equipment to be free of defects in material and workmanship. If within 60 days of purchase you feel an item to be defective, please return the merchandise along with your sales receipt immediately and we will refund the purchase price along with all transportation charges. Warranty does not cover damage to equipment arising from alteration, abuse or use of product for other than its intended purpose.
Damaged Product Return/Exchange or Order Discrepancies
Please check all your orders immediately upon receipt and contact us by phone, e-mail, or in-person within 7 (seven) days of receiving a damaged item or for any discrepancies. Please do not throw away any packaging or the damaged/incorrect product. We ask that if the carrier (UPS) is the probable cause of the damage that you initiate the damage claim with them. If you need assistance after attempting the claim, please call us and we will help in any way possible. If a discrepancy was made on our end, contact us so we can get the right product to you and have a UPS call tag issued for the original package and product. Regardless of the cause, we will work to get you a replacement and make things right.
What if I need to make a return?
Just don’t want something your purchased or received as a gift, and it is unused? If you are a local resident, please stop by the store with your receipt and the product for a refund. If you do not have a receipt we can make an exchange in-store.
If you cannot make it to our store, please call us at 434-286-2145 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We ask for the following assistance when making a return:
- Call for Return Authorization, especially if we need to get it shipped back to our store. Please have your order number available (located on your invoice/receipt).
- Item must be in good condition (unused, un-abused, unaltered). If you are returning a damaged product, please see the “Damaged Product Return/Exchange” above.
- Item must be returned within 60 days of receipt.
- Original receipt or a copy of your invoice is required.
We will refund the amount due back to the credit card used or in cash if cash or check was tendered in person. Original shipping charges are non-refundable. Refund/Return Exclusions: Live Bees Orders (reservations or after receipt), Feed & Nutritional Supplements, Pest Treatments, and Foundations.
What if I need to make an exchange?
Just stop in and see us! We’ll be happy to help. If your order was placed online, you will be responsible for any return shipping costs.
Class Reservation Cancellations
You may cancel your reserved seat in one of our education classes for a refund; however, we must be notified of the cancellation at least 48 hours prior to the class date. This is due a class size limit we adhere to. We cannot issue refunds after the class if you simply fail to attend. We work to be as flexible as possible though we want seats to be available to those who can attend.
We are not responsible for typographical or photographic errors that may appear in any of our material. We reserve the right to make adjustments or corrections due to changing market conditions, product discontinuation, or typographical or photographic errors in products.
While we attempt to never change our prices randomly throughout the year, all pricing is subject to change without notice. Our prices fluctuate due to our ability to purchase at a low (or not so low) cost. There is no price difference from our website to our in-store prices. We do our best to price match our brand, Mann Lake Ltd., though it is not always feasible, so you may see a dollar difference here and there on certain products.
We do not sell our mailing lists (electronic or physical) to anyone. All information is kept private and strictly confidential. It is used for internal purposes only. We will make special offerings and mailings periodically. You can exempt yourself from our mail list by notifying us by unsubscribing through the newsletter email received, or by sending us an email, giving us a phone call, or through the USPS mail.
Because conditions of use are beyond our control, we make no warranty or representation, express or implied, except that all products conform to the description provided by the manufacturer on sales literature or product labels. Our liability is limited to the purchase price paid.
Many states and localities have codes and regulations governing sales, construction, installation, and or use of products for certain purposes. While we attempt to assure that our products comply with such codes, we cannot guarantee compliance in every situation. We cannot be responsible for how the product is installed or used. Before you purchase and use a product, please review both the product application and local codes and regulations. Be sure that the product, its installation, and its use will comply with them.