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 Michigan Bees fostered in Florida over winter, then split into nucs before coming back to MI. 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 4-6 week 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, 2023.
If you need to cancel after April 15, we will make every effort to sell your bees to another buyer and refund your deposit.
Pickup will be May 13th 2023. We will email or call you 2 weeks prior to confirm the pick up date.
Pick Up Address:
Kropscott Farm 6523 W. Baseline Road, Fremont, MI 49412
For more information, email or call:
Great Lakes Bee Company