Where can you buy honey bee nucs online? Lappe's Bee Supply and Honey Farm LLC will be taking orders to reserve 2018 Carniolan honey bee nucs. Orders need to be placed ahead of time to make sure you get your bees; we will not have any additional nucs available during our pick up day!
Strong 5 frame 9-5/8" Deep nucs with a mated, unmarked Carniolan queen.
Nucs are pick up only from our location in East Peru Iowa
- No frame exchange is necessary
All orders placed will receive an email at least a week prior to the scheduled pickup day with additional pickup details.
Place your order online to reserve your nuc(s). You can choose to pay with a debit/credit card or Paypal, or you can choose to mail us a check or money order. If paying with a check or money order, we will reserve your nuc(s), but we need to receive your full payment within two weeks to guarantee your order. If we don't receive your payment, we will release your reservation to the next customer in line.
We will also accept orders over the phone if you prefer, and you can always give us a call or send us an email with any questions that you may have - we are always happy to speak with you!
Give your bee hive a head start with five frames of drawn comb with at least 3 frames that are more than half full of brood. Nucs contain honey bees, brood in various stages, pollen, honey, and a young mated unmarked laying Carniolan queen. Nucs will arrive in a 5 frame Jester Nuc Box, which has already been figured into the price of the nuc. We cannot allow anyone to transfer the frames from their nuc boxes into their own equipment while they are here. Doing so would cause you to lose a portion of your bees.
Advantages of getting a nuc:
- The bees already have a head start at building up and gaining strength for the summer honey flow.
- The queen has already been laying eggs for quite some time, and new bees are either hatching or getting ready to hatch.
- They will also already have pollen and food stores available.
You can find an article here to find out how to transfer your nuc into your bee hive body.