Nuc (pronounced “Nuke”) is short for hive nucleus. A nuc is a 5-frame starter colony of honeybees with a queen. The 5 deep frames contain worker bees, drawn comb, a laying queen, eggs, larvae, and sealed and emerging brood. Nucs do not include the beehive boxes.
Packages can be installed into any type of hive, while nucs are limited to deep boxes only.
To produce these nucs, we divided overwintered colonies and grew them onto 5 deep frames.
Nucs come on 5 wooden frames built in Utah by Utah woodworkers using new, up-cycled wood.
These come with a health certificate, upon request. They are guaranteed to be disease-free for 45 days. Please report any queen issues within 10 days.
Nuc pickup date TBA.