Nucs: 2018    Sold Out

Email Tim to be placed on a waiting list  tim@highlandbees.com

Our nucs are five wooden plasticell frames that fit deep supers! They consist of capped and uncapped brood, pollen and honey. All nucs have a laying hybrid queen that is sensitized to Colorado.

Nucs have some advantages over packages. With our tumultuous spring weather, they are substantially more robust than packages. The queen is already accepted and laying. They contain more bees, brood, and some established food supplies in drawn combs. Nucs will also build up more readily into strong colonies due to their initial advanced maturity and size.

Nucs will be queened with hybrid queens that are highly sensitized to Colorado. We have been selecting and breeding queens who exhibit:

  • Good Honey Production
  • Hygienic Behavior
  • Successful over wintering
  • Gentle Dispositions

Queens and nucs are a finite agricultural product. Picking up your bees must be a priority and the exact date and time are yet to be determined. All beekeepers are expected to have or plan to have taken a class by the time of pick-up. Approximate pick-up will be first week of May exact will not be known until the end of April. 

 

5 Frame Nucs, $179.00 ea.  ORDER NOW

We are not producing bee packages this year due to the volatile and continued problems in the commercial bee world. We don't have enough bees to safely produce bee packages. However, we still have Nucs available.