Lappe's Bee Supply

5 Frame Italian Honey Bee Nuc with Marked Queen

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Nucs and Package Bees Terms & Conditions *

 Honey Bee Nuc with Marked Italian Hybrid Queen

PLEASE NOTE: Honey Bee Nucs are for pick up only, so although you will get a quote during check out regarding free shipping, we will not ship nucs due to the tremendous and unacceptable amount of stress that it adds to the bees - we will not provide our customers with bees that will not perform well! 

Buy 5 frame 9-5/8" deep nucs with a young, mated, unmarked Italian Hybrid queen. These bees are Minnesota Hygienic Italian bees that have been cross bred with Carniolan bees. They have a very good Varroa mite resistance, quick build up in the spring, they are great honey producers, and they overwinter well. Nucs are for pick up only from our location in East Peru Iowa. The price shown above already has sales tax added into it, so the price you see is the end price you will get charged!

All nucs have 5 frames with a mixture of worker bees, nurse bees, drones, and a young mated Italian Hybrid queen bee who is already laying; brood in all stages from that queen; pollen and feed. Nucs will be in a reusable 5 frame plastic corrugated nuc box. We start the nucs out with brand new equipment, so there is no worry about old frames. We do not require a frame exchange. 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 leave behind a portion of your bees with us, it's better if you take them to where you will be keeping them and transfer them there, so they can find their way back in with the queen. Please Note: Please be aware that you will need to place your frames of bees from the nuc into a regular hive body shortly after picking up from us. These frames will be full of bees and could potentially end up swarming if not give the extra room that a regular hive offers them.

Please click here to review our Nuc Terms & Conditions page.

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!

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 hive body. At Lappe's Bee Supply & Honey Farm LLC, we work hard to supply our customers with the best bees & beekeeping supplies possible, plus a wealth of knowledge to help you become a successful & happy beekeeper!

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Good Nucs and great service!
Posted by Todd Block, Jun 7th 2019

5 Frame Nucs

Picked up our Nucs a week ago and so far they are doing great. They are all full of brood in all stages and lots of eggs. Seem to be very gentle bees also. Can mow right up next to the boxes and they are fine with it. I didn't even smoke them on the first inspection a week out and they were fine. Very happy!
Posted by Linda Webster, May 14th 2019

Good genetics

I ordered a nuc last year. They ended up being my best hive. They are very strong going through their first winter. I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, but the prospects of a good honey harvest are high for them this year.
Posted by Nick, Feb 3rd 2018