Nuc or package pickup Tip #1: Bees will be flying around the nucs and packages at the pickup site.
Bees will be flying around the nucs and packages when you go to pickup. Some may have escaped from the packages and nucs, but also, other local bees will be scouting out the nucs and packages. Because of this, do not send a friend with a passenger car to pick up your nucs or packages unless s/he knows beekeeping. You probably want to take your veil and/or jacket with you to pick up your bees, particularly if you will spend some time there talking with the supplier.