2024 - 5 Frame Italian (Gentle Breed) Honey Bee Nuc with Marked Queen

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5 Frame Italian (Gentle Breed) Honey Bee Nuc with Marked Queen for sale in the Midwest USA

We are currently taking orders for nucs for pick up during the spring of 2024. Once we know when the nucs will be ready, we will be contacting you by email to set up a pick up time that works for you!

Please note important information regarding shipping honey bee nucs: Honey bee nucs are for pick up from us only; we will not ship the nucs due to the stress that it will cause them. We will not give our customers a poor quality honey bee nuc that will not perform well.

Buy 2024 5 frame 9-5/8" deep honey bee nucs with a young, mated Italian Hybrid queen bee who has been marked with the current year's color. Nucs will tentatively be available starting early - mid May, depending on the weather. Plans are to have nucs available through July. All nucs have 5 frames with a mated queen who is already laying, a mixture of worker bees, nurse bees, and drones who are all adjusted to the queen's phermone; brood in all stages from the queen; pollen and feed.

Nucs will be in a reusable 5 frame plastic nuc box. We start the nucs out with new beekeeping equipment, not old comb, which means that you won't have to worry about any sicknesses or diseases, and there won't be any chemical residues in the comb, because it's within a year new. These bee nucs have brand new frames with newly to 1 year old drawn out comb on wooden frames with plastic wax coated foundation. This is just one step that we take to providing our customers with the highest quality guarantee - you won't find our quality matched anywhere else, and you'll be amazed at how fast your bees will build up because of this!

We do not require a frame exchange, and we do not need the nuc boxes returned. Depending on the time of year that the nuc is picked up from us, and the weather conditions, these nucs may need to be fed sugar syrup to keep them sustained until they can get out and forage on their own. Cold, rainy weather in the early spring can keep bees confined inside of the hive, and a strong, growing beehive can eat up a few frames of feed within a short time. When transporting the bees home, the nuc boxes need to be kept inside a climate controlled environment to prevent death from occuring; during cold days, the nuc needs to be kept out of the cold, and during hot days the nuc needs to be kept in the air conditioning.

Please note: equipment and supplies placed on the same order as your nuc(s) will be available for pick up at the same time as your nuc. If you are wanting your equipment shipped to you ahead of time, please place that order separately.

You can find an article here on how to transfer your honeybee nuc into your hive body. At Lappe's Bee Supply & Honey Farm LLC, we work hard to supply our customers with the best bees and beekeeping supplies possible, plus a wealth of bee keeping knowledge and beekeeping 101 to help you keep bees and become a successful & happy bee keeper!

Honey Bee Nucs Terms & Conditions


Highest Quality Guaranteed

Lappe's Bee Supply promotes successful beekeeping and is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality of products possible. Our nucs carry a money back guarantee. If you do not agree that we are providing you with high quality honeybees at the time of pickup, you do not have to accept the nuc, and we will give you a complete refund of the purchase price! The guarantee ends when the you leave with the nuc(s); anything that happens with the bees after that time is completely the customer's responsibility.


Italian Hybrid Honey Bees Nucs Information

These are bees that are Minnesota Hygienic Italian honeybees that have been cross bred with Carniolan bees. They have an excellent Varroa mite resistance, although we still recommend treating your honey bees every spring and every fall for mites. There is no such thing as a completely resistant strain of bee, and treating against the Varroa mite will guarantee that your bees are as healthy as they can be. Italian hybrid bees are also quick to build up in the spring, they are great bees wax builders, great honey producers, and they overwinter well. The Italian worker bee also keeps a very clean hive. Advantages of getting a nuc: The bees already have a head start at building up and gaining strength for the summer honey flow. The mated queens have already been laying eggs in the brood nest for quite some time, and new bees are either hatching or getting ready to hatch. They will also already have nectar and pollen available as stores in the honeycomb.

If you would like to become a beekeeper and are interested in beginning beekeeping, and are looking into getting into backyard beekeeping, urban beekeeping, or keeping bees just for pollination, these honey bee nucs are a great way to begin you beehives! Basically 5 frame bee nucs are miniature versions of a full working bee hive, giving you a jump start on building up your bee colony for the first summer honey flow. Most new hobbyist bee keepers prefer starting their beehive with a nuc, as opposed to a package of bees, since the nuc will give them an easier head start to getting their bees up and flying! It's also easier to transfer your deeps out of the bee nuc and into your Langstroth brood box.

Beekeepingsuppliesonline around East Peru Iowa United States online We have customers from all across the Midwest United States come to pick up our 5 Frame Italian Honey Bee Nucs for sale, including listings in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, and even from as far away as Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Colorado and Utah! Looking for where to buy free shipping Italian queen honey bees for sale? We have them here! online honeybeesonline around East Peru Iowa United States


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  • 5
    5 frame Italian honey bee

    Posted by Tom on Jun 19, 2023

    Great people to talk to and purchase products from. Bees very healthy and confirmed the queen was preseent

  • 5

    Posted by Seth Burris on Jun 08, 2023

    Very happy with my bees very tame bring in lots of pollen from around the area of course I made my hives more relax with a shade angled roof above the entrance . had watched a video saying it cool the hive by several degrees and keep rain from getting fro t of hive wet

  • 5

    Posted by Thomas Muhlenbruch on Jun 02, 2023

    Great foundation to start with for the season flow.

  • 5

    Posted by Anthony Pirillo on May 27, 2023

    The fact that they show you each frame and locate the Queen and ask you if that’s ok, says a lot. 5 star for sure

  • 5

    Posted by Eric on May 27, 2023

    Awesome Nuc! Girls took off filling the brood box in the first week.

  • 5

    Posted by Scott Haig on May 25, 2023

    First experience with bees. The exchange was very professional and fast. Installed into eight frame hives and the bees are doing great. I will be doing business with Lappe s bee supply again.

  • 5
    Great Addition to the apiary

    Posted by Neal on May 25, 2023

    Great collection of all the various types of frames that you'd expect in a NUC with all the bees. Queen was very well marked, not sure how we missed seeing her our first look at that frame but we did. The Italian Hybrids are a good breed of bees, produce very well and are not very angry when I inspect them. The Lappe's team was very pleasant to work with, both in the office and out in the apiary, what a great team!

  • 5
    Italian 5 frame nucs

    Posted by Irelan farm on May 25, 2023

    Doin well, always hav

  • 5
    Marked Queen nuc

    Posted by Kurt on May 24, 2023

    Very professional. Could not be happier. Thank you folks. So much

  • 5
    Honey bee nucs.

    Posted by Jimmy Root on May 24, 2023

    As usual the service was top notch and the bees healthy and lively. They are in their new home and thriving.

  • 5
    5 frame Italian nuc. With marked queen

    Posted by Mark Pauley on Jun 05, 2022

    The bees were in great shape. Installed well. And are growing fast .lappes bee supply and all the people are excellent.

  • 5
    Healthy bees

    Posted by Zelda Stalder on Jun 03, 2022

    This is our first year of bee keeping so I appreciate iated the men that help us get our bees took the time to show me the queen and answer questions. The bees are very nice and seem to ignore me when I check them.

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