Nucs are predicted to be available for pick up end of April / beginning of May. Click on reserve now to get yours reserved today.
FAQ's Q: How come other beekeepers have their nucs available early April, but your nucs are not available until end of April beginning of may? A: Because our queens are breed at home in the PNW we have to wait until the weather is warm enough for our queens to take successful mating flights. Once we are able to confirm we have had successful mating flights we get the nucs scheduled for pick up.
Q: Will my nuc have a new or older queen? A: We have two types of nucs available. 2019 PNW Select Queen Nucs will have a new mated queen from Spring of 2019. Overwintered Nucs will have queens that were mated 2018 or earlier.
Q: Do you sell packages for top bar style hives? A: We do not actively solicit packages for top bar hives, although we do make up packages as we can to help beekeepers who keep top bar style hives.
Note the pick up area is in the Brush Prairie / Battle Ground area. Pick up dates will be firmed up as we get into April,
Nucs, or nucleus hive/colonies, are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies. The term refers both to the smaller size box and the colony of honeybees within it. The name is derived from the fact that a nuc hive is centered on a queen, the nucleus of the honey bee colony.