This year for our May pickup nucs, we are sourcing quality Illinois bees from our friend Kyle McCarthy of Lewistown, IL. Quality nucs made right here in central Illinois!
Approximate pickup date is May 15th, 2022. If you place an order, we will contact you to confirm the pickup date and time, a couple weeks in advance.
If desired, we also offer medium frame sized nucs. However, these will likely be started from April packages sourced from Georgia. High quality bees that we've used for years in our own apiaries!
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 marked, fresh laying queen, 5 frames of brood, honey, pollen, and a reusable plywood or plastic nuc box that's easy to carry and transport.
Nucs are available for pickup only at our location in Minonk, IL. We do not ship nucs!
Another note: live bees are for local pickup only and are priced accordingly, so there is no 10% pickup discount like our other products have. If you are ordering other items in addition to bees, please place a separate order if possible. Contact us with any questions. Thanks!