We are sold out of our packaged bees and nucs for the 2017 season. However, if you are interested in beginning beekeeping or adding to your number of bee hives, you still can, and without having to pay anything for the bees! Set out our Swarm Catching Hives and catch swarms easily and quickly. Right now is the perfect time to set these out, swarming season is about to start, and there's no telling how many swarms you could catch!
We will have queen honey bees available all summer long.
The biggest difference is that a nuc is an already established "mini-hive", meaning that it contains 5 frames of bees, brood in various stages, pollen, feed, and a young mated queen that has already been accepted by the hive and is a functioning, crucial part to their survival. She has been laying for a few weeks, so the bees have a head start on building their work force for the summer honey flow. A stronger work force means that they may be able to make more honey, depending on the weather and the nectar sources. Overall, honey bee nucs are a less stressful way to begin beekeeping or to add to your colonies.