Honeys Raw Farm

Honey Bees for Sale / Nucs

Nucs are not the same as package bees, therefore we do not ship them. There are approximately 4 pounds of bees and brood per nuc. The queens we use are from Ohio state breeder stock. The type of bees we have are Cariolans and Italians. Yet, we have no control over what type of drone mates with the queen since it is open mating.

Nucs (nucleus hives) are $70 (2009) with a $10 deposit fee per box to be refunded when the boxes are returned to us in good condition. You may bring your own equipment and transfer the bees to your boxes and save yourself the deposit fee and the trip back to return the boxes.

The 4 frame nucs wth 3 frames of brood, and about one frame of honey, are made up in the Manning, South Carolina are, they are treated for nosema, along with mite treatment. New queens used in the nucs are either raised by us or Kutik's Honey Farm who use breeder queens from Ohio Queen Breeders.

The nucs are ready for pick up in Newport, (Central, upstate) New York in early to mid May. If picking up bees in South Carolina please call for directions and pickup time.

Varied elements beyond our control; wet/cold weather, nectar flow, pest/bear threats can vary our arrival time back in NY with the nucs & their pickup dates.

Please call (315) 891-3339
to place an order for nucs

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