You will receive a minimum of 2 brood frames, 1-2 honey frames, a frame of foundation, and a new Russian queen. Other nuc suppliers may introduce a caged queen into the nuc a few days before they sell them. Not us! Our nucs are started with a ripe queen cell from selected breeder queens. The queen in your nuc IS the queen of that colony, no need to wait for her to be accepted by the bees. Your nucs are ready to go the day you pick them up. The queen is busy laying brood and the colony is growing, just waiting to be set in your back yard or your favorite honey location.
We make our nucs with ripe queen cells. We check for good and healthy brood patterns, but do not find every queen. Therefore we do not mark the queens in Nucs. Bees generate heat and they can overheat and die in minutes if not properly cared for. We suggest you transport them in the open bed of a truck. This will provide plenty of ventilation while they travel to their new home.
Sold out 2023
Available for pickup* April 14th -15th
and April 21st- 22nd
* Dates may change due to weather. Call to schedule your pickup times
Sold out for 2023
Sold Out for 2023
Bee people do some crazy things with their bees. However, we suggest you haul your nucs in an open bed truck. You are responsible for loading and securing your nucs. Once they are loaded into/on your vehicle they are YOUR responsibility.