You are ready to get into Beekeeping, but you need a Colony of Bees.
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 typically 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 2,500 gentle bees,
- 5 deep frames with a combination of brood, honey, and pollen and some space for expansion.
BONUS FREE with all our Beehive Orders is a Beekeeping Accelerator Mini-eCourse called "Installing a Nucleus Hive - Moving Bees to a New Hive". This course is designed to assist new Hobbyist or Backyard Beekeepers with the arrival of the first Nucleus Hive.
ORDER EARLY for Spring 2021 - Don't Miss Out!
It's important you order all Nucleus Hives early. Typically we receive pre-orders from January through to September each year to ensure you won't miss out. (It is ideal you have your bees ordered and booked in before August each year.) 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:
Tentative pickup dates are early October through to the end of December but are subject to change due to inconsistencies in spring weather. We will contact you via email when we know the pickup date. Date preference is first come, first served. Pickup days are typically on Saturdays and 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.
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.