Whether you’re ordering your first bees or adding more hives to an existing apiary, a nucleus “nuc” colony is a very popular option. A nuc is a fully functioning mini hive, with a laying queen, various stages of brood, honey, and pollen. Starting with a nuc means you have a “leg up” on the process, because it is already an established bee colony. Our nucs come with a fresh laying queen, 5 frames of brood, honey, and pollen, and a nuc box that’s easy to carry and transport. Fully inspected by the IL Dept of Agriculture, these bees are healthy and ready to thrive in your apiary!
Nucs will be ready by the end of May 2021, for pickup only at our location in El Paso, IL. We do not ship nucs!
While we expect to have plenty of nucs, availability is somewhat limited, so place your orders early!