Get your nuc (nucleus) hive with an accepted, laying queen! These nucs contain five frames. At least 4 frames will be populated with worker bees, an established queen, and an active broodnest. 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. The queens this year will either be Italian/Carniolan hybrids, Carniolan, or Italians. Queen type choices are not offered for nucs due to very limited queen supplies when nucs are started.
Nucs – Nucleus Hive – Spring 2022
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 distribute the nucs in ventilated travel boxes made specifically for nuc transport. The nucs are bee tight when carefully closed for the journey. These include at least 4-frames of bees, stored feed, and brood. We will add a fifth frame for expansion room, and this frame may or may not be drawn at pick up. Read more about “nucs” by clicking here!
The queens are accepted and laying prior to pick up. This is one of the main advantages of purchasing a nuc rather than a package.
Our nucs cannot be shipped. Please select Mount Vernon or Lynnville for pick up during checkout.
Call for orders over 25 for discounted rates.
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