Nucs (Nucleus Hive)


Get a head start on your year with a nuc (nucleus) hive. Pick up occurs in early May.  The nucs sold at Ebert Honey are for PICK-UP ONLY, though we can coordinate pick-up at either Lynnville or Mount Vernon (Iowa). We raise the nucs in ventilated “Pro Nuc” travel boxes made specifically for nuc transport. The nucs are bee tight when properly closed for the journey. These are 4-frame nucs.   Read more about “nucs” by clicking here!

The queen in our nucs will be a Carniolan/Italian hybrid that we have had very good success with in the past.

Our nucs cannot be shipped.  Please select Mount Vernon or Lynnville for pick up during checkout.

Download our Order Form if you prefer to mail in and pay by check (3% discount).

Call for orders over 25 for discounted rates.

Are you going to need honey containers this year? Pick them up when you pick up your nuc!

Please go ahead and order your containers NOW so that we can plan inventory and have your order ready for pick up! In the “Notes” section, please let us know that you will pick up your containers with your nuc order.

Thank you for choosing Ebert Honey! 


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Get your nuc (nucleus) hive with an accepted, laying queen! They will be ready for pick up in Mount Vernon or Lynnville, Iowa around May 1-15.   This date can fluctuate slightly depending on the weather.

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