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Nucs are popular in colder climates because they build much faster with fully established, self-supporting small hives consisting of 5 or 9 frames. One of the major benefits of nucs over packaged bees is that nucs already contain a laying queen with new bees that are either hatching or getting ready to hatch. They also have pollen and food stores established.
Our 5 Frame Nucs are a mixed stock of Carniolan and Italian. They have a calm, gentle temperament and are most likely to forage on colder, wet days. These are Northern Wisconsin bees that over winter in California. The frame size is a standard deep that fits into your existing Longstroth hive body. All five frames have been completely drawn out with at least 3 frames that are more than half full of brood. These nuc colonies have a 4 weak head start over a packaged installation.
If you would like to purchase 20+ Nucs, please call for special pricing.
50% Deposit is due with your order.
Balance is due at pick up.
Cancellations are accepted until April 15, 2020.
If you need to cancel after April 15, we will make every effort to sell your bees to another buyer and refund your deposit.
Weather permitting pick up will be on Saturday May 9th 9am-5pm and Sunday May 10th 10am-2pm. We will email or call you 2 weeks prior to confirm the pick up date.
New Pick Up Address:
Kropscott Farm 6523 W. Baseline Road, Fremont, MI 49412
For more information, email or call:
Great Lakes Bee Company
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