5 Frame Nucleus Hive

We offer quality 5 frame nucs that are available for pickup the end of March through mid April in NW Florida.

Each nuc will have a 2023 proven laying, young queen grafted from proven stock. They are grafted off the local survivor stock. Each nuc consists of 5 frames of brood/pollen/honey.  No frame exchange.

We start splitting our hives in late-February and put these nucs together at that time. We attempt to have a 4 year frame rotation within our broodnests.  The benefit for our customers is that the majority of the combs being placed into the 5 frame nucs are 4 years old and newer. (4 frames are drawn comb and 1 will be foundation which is typically a drawn comb full of sealed brood/honey by the time the customer receives the nuc). A ripe queen cell from our local stock is placed into the nuc 24-48 hours after splitting.  Before the customer receives their nuc(s), we will have confirmed several times that the nuc is queen-right and has a suitable laying pattern.

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1-49 nucs: $175/ea

50+ nucs: Call for pricing


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