Beekeeping is so much more than dropping bees in a random box and expecting to get honey.
Four Frame Nuc
Our 4 frame nucs typically come with 2-3 frames of brood, and 1 frame of food (honey/pollen). We don’t buy in queens for our nucs. The queens and the nucs have grown together in the same colony, not introduced together right before sale. We typically don’t cage or mark our queens.
All of our queens are selected for
- Winter survival
- Spring build up
- Good brood pattern
- Lack of swarming behaviour
- Disease resistance (hygienic testing)
Our nucs are available for order in January, (join our mailing list to be the first to hear) once we know survival, and are available for pick-up in June depending on weather. (We will notify you of pick-up times)
Spring nucs have an overwintered queen
Summer nucs have a newly hatched and mated queen
Do you need bees and the beehive to put them in? We offer a combo kit for a great value! (For pick up only) Assembled Double Beehive Kit with Bees
The 4 Pillers of Beekeeping
Beekeeping comes down to 4 main pillers that need to be established.
-Naturally Adapted Equipment
-Location of Apiary
We have been breeding our bees to work well in our area for the last 10+ years
We only rear Queens from our best colonies in order to continuosly improve our stock.
We dont take 4 frames and add a random queen to them. All of our nucs get to grow with their queen