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Price Reduced Nucleus Honey Bee Hives for Sale - $130 (Blacksburg)

I have medium five-frame nucs for pickup from now through mid-August. They contain three to four frames of brood, one to two of honey/pollen, one partially filled with honey and pollen, and the queen and bees. My nucs are heavy on capped and open brood because this will make the nuc expand fast. The queen will be one hatched in 2024 that is laying a good brood pattern. I provide a box for transport which is also temporary housing. You will need to transfer them to your hive equipment. But, they can remain in the nuc box for a few days.

Most nucs will be picked up in Blacksburg. However, I can provide free delivery of nucs to Roanoke and Lynchburg. Pickup/delivery will be in the order of the receipt of deposits. My bees are inspected by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

In the past seventeen years, I have used queens from some of the best lines in the country; Cobey New World Carniolan, Purvis Brothers, Dr. Joe Latshaw's Aurea, Honey Bee Genetics, Pol-line Hygienic, Minnesota Hygienic, Ontario Buckfast, Harbo Bee Co. and VP Queen Bees lines. Google any of those lines to learn more. The queens in the nucs will have genes from these lines and others

Nucs are a better way to start new hives than package bees since a nuc hive is functioning with brood hatching, a laying queen, drawn comb, and honey/pollen stores. Nucs are increasing in size the day they are installed. In contrast, packages do not hatch new bees until about 24 days after they are installed, which means they are declining in size until that point. When fed properly, hives started from nucs as late as August 15 will grow large enough to survive the winter and make surplus honey the following spring.

Medium-frame nucs can be used to start either medium or deep-frame hives. If you want to install them in deep boxes, first put them in a medium box. Then when they need a new box, put a deep box on top, and when it is occupied with brood/honey move the deep to the bottom.

The price depends on the number of nucs you buy.

1 nuc $150.
2-10 nucs $140.
11+ nucs $130.

To reserve a nuc(s), please send me your e-mail address by clicking on the Reply button above and I will send you instructions. Or, you may call or text me at the number in the Reply button at the top left of this page.

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