5 frame Nucleus colonies (Nucs, for short) are a great alternative to packages for starting out. Each 5 frame nuc contains 5 medium frames. 3 brood frames, 1 pollen frame, 1 honey frame and a laying queen. The advantage of a Nuc is that the beekeeper can observe the quality and status of the queen immediately upon installation vs having to wait a couple weeks with a package. It’s like you’ve given your new beehive a heads start to jump in and begin growing quickly! Each nuc comes packaged in a sealed wax coated cardboard box.
You’ll still need all the woodenware for a beehive and will want to feed your girls for at least a month or so.
Pickup times will vary depending on the weather so after purchasing, stay tuned to status updates and projected deliveries.
All 2021 nucs will have to be picked up in person in Franklin, TN 37069. Instructions for socially distanced pickup and location will be given after purchase.
A great idea would be to purchase a nuc and sign up for our online educational program to make sure you are doing everything right throughout the season! Check out our Learn tab to get more info.
Our nucs sell out every year so don’t wait to make a move!