2021 Nucleus Bee Colony

$185.00

The EMBA 2021 Nuc online ordering will open Saturday, February 6th. A nucleus colony (nuc) is a good way to start beekeeping. A nuc is a small established colony of honey bees that, with luck, will make surplus honey in its first year.

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The EMBA 2021 Nuc online ordering will open Saturday, February 6th.

EMBA has placed an order for five-frame nucs with our supplier, Merrimack Valley Apiaries.  The supplier’s breeder queens and drone pools consist of mite-resistant, hybrid Italian-Carniolian stock supplied by Latshaw Apiaries, the USDA, Baton Rouge Lab Varroa Sensitive Hygienic (VSH) program, Miksa Honey Farms, and Minnesota Hygienic queen breeders.  Each nuc will have about three pounds of bees, including a young, laying queen, three frames of brood in all stages, and two frames of honey and pollen in a light-weight, five-frame, wooden box.

  • Nucs will be treated for mites prior to delivery.
  • Estimated delivery dates Saturday April 24th or May 1st.
  • Nuc Pick Up will be at the Danforth Plant Science Center at Warson Road and Olive from 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM.
  • Nucs are perishable and MUST be picked up at the specified time or they will be forfeited.

You do NOT need to order a queen for your Nucleus Colony.