You are ready to get into Beekeeping, but you need a Colony of Bees.
(Easily installed into a Flow® Hive or regular Langstroth Hive)
Our 5-Frame Nucleus Hive (Nuc) Colonies are beneficial to Beekeepers looking to introduce bees to a Flow® Hive or regular Langstroth Hive. We highly recommend securing our 5-Frame Nuc of Bees early as October & November gets heavily booked and this is the best time to start a colony.
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. This is done in the early Spring and it is vital to give the colony the best opportunity to build out through the warmer months.
When you receive your nuc it will consist of:
- A mated Italian Queen Bee from good genetic stock,
- Approximately 4,500 gentle bees,
- 5 full-depth frames with a combination of brood, honey, and pollen and some space for expansion.
ORDER TODAY - LIMITED COLONIES AVAILABLE
Please be aware that Nucleus Colonies cannot be sent via Courier or Post. We offer DIY Pickups or an additional upgrade to our 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 but rest assured we do what is best for the bees and easy for you to transport.
PICKUP LOCATIONS throughout Victoria Australia (By Appointment):
Currently, we operate four Pickup Sites:
- Woodend, VIC (70km NW of Melbourne CBD)
- South Morang, VIC (30km 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.