*2017 bee package orders are now closed*
The time to order 2017 bee package orders is past, but you can join our list to be the first to get pricing and availability notifications for the 2018 season.
*LOCAL PICKUP ONLY*
The Ready-to-Go 5-Frame Nuc comes with 3 lbs. of bees installed which gives you the opportunity to create a stronger bee colony to help replenish weak hive population or rear additional queens.
Nuc is short for "Nucleus Hive" and is just a smaller version of a hive body (deep). A Ready-to-Go 5-Frame Nuc includes not only the woodenware, but also comes with 3 lbs. of bees installed so you can hit the ground running. Nucs are the standard size most beekeepers use because it provides you the best opportunities to create stronger bee colonies. A strong nuc can be used to help replenish weak hive populations or rear additional queens. 5-frame nuc boxes are small and compact making transportation easy.
The following items are included with the Ready-to-Go 5-Frame Nuc:
Installing bees into a nuc can be a relatively easy process or you can use the old methods to make it much more complicated. See here for a tutorial of how to do it the easy way.
At this point in time, we are only able to provide local pickups or arranged drop-offs for the Ready-to-Go 5-Frame Nuc.
The reason we can't do any shipping currently is that most carriers will not ship live honey bees. Those that do are often not very careful which can kill the bees. Because of this, we have to bring in the bees from California ourselves and have had to adopt a local pickup or drop-off only policy until we can find a suitable alternative shipping solution that protects the bees.
For additional information on shipping and pickups, please Contact Us.