2018 Nuc in a 5 Frame Hive PICK UP
- Italian bees
- 2018 laying queen
- Bred for gentleness and high honey production
- Pick Up in the San Francisco area, near Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Please be aware that we have a no refund policy on live bees once they are ordered. If you don't agree with our no refund policy, please make sure to cancel your order of live bees within 24 hours.
The nuc will maintain most of its young bees during spring while a traditional 3lb screened package will lose 50% of its bees in the first month. A 5 frame wooden box nuc will produce hatching new bees right away. This is a significant advantage, especially in hard drought conditions. The nuc will have a work force comprised of young bees who will live longer than traditional screened package bees. One frame of brood will create one an a half frames of bees. So, while a nuc might begin with less adult bees, in a short time they will far surpass the growth of a screened 3lb package. The 5 frame nuc will give you an important head start in this shortened spring. The nuc will gain you a month of production and give you twice the bees and a much better chance of making surplus honey.
The queens and bees are Italians.
They are bred for gentleness, excellent hygienic behavior and high honey production.
They are bred in CA and have performed well in various climates throughout the USA.
The package 5 frame nucs come with a new 2018 mated and established queen. The queens are not marked.
These 5 frame nucs include
- Five frames with 9 5/8'' drawn frames
- young bees
- brood in all stages of development
- a laying queen
- honey and pollen stores
- ventilated top and bottom with feeding whole
- One used wooden nuc box