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Brett's Farm Stand

2023 Spring Nucleus Colony

2023 Spring Nucleus Colony

Regular price $160.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $160.00 USD
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Our Nucleus hives, or nucs, are made by dividing existing colonies in the early spring. Each nuc has a marked, mated queen. Your nuc will consist of either 3 or 5 deep frames (depending on choice at checkout), with a combination of brood, honey, and pollen. Nucs may contain plastic and/or wood frames. 

Nuc orders are limited to the spring/early summer and need to be placed 4 weeks prior to customer need by date. 

Please be advised:

These orders are PICK UP only at the following address, unless discussed with a Brett's Bees representative. 

10 Cady St Johnstown, NY 12095

Prices at check out include a $20 refundable box deposit. If you wish to receive your deposit, please return boxes to pick up location or discuss pick up by Brett's Bees representative. Actual nuc prices are $140 (3-frame) and $180 (5-frame) disregarding box deposit. 

Sales of Nucs or Queens are final once in possession of customer. 


100% Honey

Shipping & Returns

This item is pick-up only, unless discussed with a representative.

Delivery is available but might result in delivery fees depending on delivery distance.

This item is non-refundable once in the possession of the purchasing party.


Care Instructions

If you are looking to start beekeeping, I highly suggest to join a local beekeeping group and take an Intro to Beekeeping course.

Though honey bees are for the most part self-sustaining, there are plenty of pests and diseases to keep an eye out for, the most common being Varroa Destructor Mites. Hives and Nucs within my apiary are treated with several mite treatments throughout the year including, Formic Acid, Apivar, and Oxalic Acid vaporization.

If you are looking to purchase a Nuc feel free to reach out with any questions, and I am more than willing to help you get on your way after purchasing if questions arise!

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