Nucs – Nucleus Hive (sold out 2021)


Get a head start on your year with a nuc (nucleus) hive. Pick up occurs in 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 include at least 4-frames of bees, stored feed, and brood.  We will add a fifth frame of foundation for expansion room, and this foundation frame may or may not be drawn at pick up.   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.

Thank you for choosing Ebert Honey! 



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.