You are ready to get into Beekeeping, but you need a Colony of Bees.
(Easily installed into a Flow® Hive or regular Langstroth Hive)
A nuc is a small colony of bees with a laying queen and brood, ready to expand into a full-sized hive. These are an ideal colony of bees for Beginner Beekeepers looking to introduce bees to a Flow® Hive or standard Langstroth Hive.
Nucleus hives, or nucs, are made by dividing strong existing colonies (called 'splits'). Each nuc is given a young mated queen with strong desirable genetics and given time to establish themselves.
We work with and support several trusted local Beekeepers to bring premium quality nucs to you.
When you receive your nuc it will consist of:
- A mated Italian Queen Bee from good genetic stock,
- Approximately 3,000 gentle bees,
- 5 deep frames with a combination of brood, honey, and pollen and some space for expansion.
BONUS - Discount Coupons
- $100 Off our Beekeeping Apprentice Online Beekeeping Course & Mentoring
- 10% Off our Beginner Beekeeping Course - Live In-Person Half-Day Workshops
ORDER EARLY for Spring 2022 - Don't Miss Out!
It's important you order all Nucleus Hives early. Typically we receive pre-orders from January through to October each year to ensure you won't miss out. We have limited stock and always run out each year. Please feel free to contact us to discuss timing relative to your circumstances, we are happy to help.
EXPECTED PICKUP DATES:
Pickup dates for our 5 Frame Nucleus Hive (Nuc) of Bees are scheduled from October through to the end of January but are subject to change due to inconsistencies in spring weather.
We currently have availability on the following Pickup Dates*:
- South Morang, Victoria - Saturday 29th October 2022 8 am-9:30 am
- Geelong, Victoria - Saturday 12th November 2022 8 am-9:30 am
- Mt.Eliza, Victoria - Sunday 20th November 2022 8 am-9:30 am
- South Morang, Victoria - Saturday 3rd December 2022 8 am -9:30 am
*As soon as you order your bees you will be emailed a link to book your preferred date and location. Date preference is first come, first served. We do suggest allowing 30 minutes so you can have a chat with our onsite Beekeepers.
Please be aware that Nucleus Colonies cannot be sent via Courier or Post. We offer DIY Pickups or an additional Delivery & Mentoring Service.
Our Nucleus Colonies come in a secure ventilated corflute box and a complimentary mesh bag for easy secure transport in your car. *Please note: Nuc Box type can vary compared to the photo.
PICKUP LOCATIONS throughout Victoria Australia (By Appointment):
Currently, we operate three Pickup Sites:
- South Morang, VIC (29km NE of Melbourne CBD)
- Geelong, VIC
- Mt Eliza, VIC (Mornington Peninsula)
MENTORING & ONSITE DELIVERY
We do offer onsite delivery and mentoring packages which are an optional extra but need to be purchased separately to this Nuc hive.