We are currently sold out of our Early Nucs
and are no longer taking orders.
However, we are still taking orders for our Later Nucs
which will hopefully be ready end of April, or first part of May. To place an order, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
The pick up location is outside of Comer, Georgia which is about 20 minutes east of Athens. We do not ship nucs.
Nucleus colonies are evaluated in late winter through early spring to ensure they are healthy and productive. Queens raised for nucs come from our selected breeder stock
and are selected for tolerance to mites and diseases, gentle disposition, longevity, and excellent brood and honey production. They are reared in summer and given one round
of evaluations before winter sets in. Starting in the spring queens and the bees are evaluated several times and are removed from the program if they fail to meet our standards.
We take great measures to sell you only a top notch, superior nucleus colony.
Starter/finishers, mating nucs, breeder and drone mother colonies (bees, wax, and wooden ware) have never been treated with coumaphos, fluvalinate, amitraz, fipronil, antibiotics,
Fumagilin-B or any other chemical concoction. Commercial wax foundation is also never used, only un-waxed plastic foundation. Plastic foundation is either coated with wax collected
from our colonies or sprayed with a thick sugar syrup prior to insertion into the hive. Colonies are never fed high fructose corn syrup, only cane sugar (sucrose) if needed.
Management practices follow strict CNG (Certified Naturally Grown) codes of operation.
There are three ways we will be selling our nucs in the spring of 2019 and depending on the season, nucs should be ready for pick-up in April.
- Nuc included in a new, Amish made 8-frame assembled and painted cypress hive body, with lid, bottom board and 3 additional frames.
8 Frame Cypress box
We will guarantee the hive will have at least 5 drawn frames of bees, brood, honey and pollen, and a overwintered proven queen. The nuc will also include 3 additional
wooden, undrawn frames with plastic foundation. However, if Mother Nature is being generous and the nectar flow is on, then the bees may have already started to draw
out those frames as well. A bonus! There is no additional charge for that! Price for these 8-frame boxes with the bees is only $295. The beauty of this option is you
do not need to order equipment, assemble, paint, and then transfer bees from a 5-frame box to your hive. They are all ready to be placed in your yard or garden and
supered as the bees grow. Additional 8-frame deep supers (same as above) are also available.
- Nuc included in a 10 frame gently used, assembled and painted cypress hive body, lid and bottom board.
10 Frame used box
We will guarantee the hive will have at least 5 drawn frames of bees, brood, honey and pollen, and a overwintered proven queen. The nuc will also include 5 additional
wooden, undrawn frames with plastic foundation. However, if Mother Nature is being generous and the nectar flow is on , then the bees may have already started to draw
out those frames as well. A bonus! There is no additional charge for that! These 10 frame boxes and bees are going for only $220.
- Nucs in plastic Jester’s EZ boxes.
Plastic Jester’s EZ boxes
Each Nuc contains 5 frames of bees/brood/honey/pollen and an overwintered proven queen. Nucleus colonies are $190 which includes the price for the new plastic,
ventilated Jester’s EZ Nuc box. The ventilated box is not to be used in the field but for transport only. It can also be used to collect swarms.
In the past we offered to move frames of bees into our customer’s equipment. We can no longer provide this service. We understand some of you have already
purchased equipment or boxes from us and don’t want to purchase more, which is why we are offering the wooden boxes which can be used as a super on
pre-existing equipment. This may be an option that works for you.
Payment is due when you arrive to pick up your nuc(s) and we are only accepting cash at this time. We will help you to load bees, but there will be no time for
internal inspections. We’ve already completed that the day prior to selling our bees to ensure there is a queen, 5 frames of drawn comb with brood, honey and pollen.
Disclaimer: For both early and later nucs, we will do our best to provide you with bees, however Mother Nature is in control. If the weather turns cold and
rainy or worse, we may have to delay or even cancel orders. Honey bees are “livestock with wings” and their availability depends on environmental conditions.
If this is a concern, you may want to find your bees from a different source. We are a small operation and put the health and wellbeing of our bees first.
This section is for those who will be taking their nuc(s) home. Even though we take numerous steps and measures, above and beyond, to ensure the health of our bees and queens, we
do not (cannot) guarantee that your colony (nuc) will survive once it leaves our farm. There are just too many variables that are out of our control once the
bees are picked up and taken into your possession. We also do no refund any money for bees that abscond, swarm, die or do not survive for whatever reason.
Thank you and I hope you understand our position.
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