Medium Nucleus Colony ~ $165
A nucleus colony (“nuc” for short) is 5 drawn-out frames in a temporary box, complete with honey and brood. They come with a queen and approximately 10,000 worker bees. A medium nuc will fit with medium Langstroth hive boxes. Haw Creek Honey in the Asheville area will be supplying our medium nucs this year, and we are expecting them to be ready in mid-April.
Deep Nucleus Colony ~ $165
A nucleus colony (“nuc” for short) is 5 drawn-out frames in a temporary box, complete with honey and brood. They come with a queen and approximately 10,000 worker bees. A deep nuc will fit with deep Langstroth hive boxes. Kutik Honey will be supplying our nucs this year. Their apiary spends the summers in New York and the winters in South Carolina. We are expecting them to come in throughout the month of April.
3 lb Package ~ $110
A package contains approximately 10,000 worker bees, with a queen in a cage. Packages can be installed into a Langstroth, Top Bar, or Warre Hive. Our packages will come from Blue Ridge Honey Company this year, with hives in Franklin NC and just over the Georgia border.
HOW TO ORDER:
OPTION #1 - In person with cash, check or credit card at our Weaverville retail location (23 Merrimon Ave, Weaverville).
OPTION #2 - Call 828-484-9466 during business hours and pay in full via credit/debit card over the phone. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Queens will be available from approximately late March through July or early August.
We typically offer Carniolan and VSH Italian queens from a Northern California breeder with which we have had consistently good results and high rates of acceptance. We may also offer locally raised queens when available. Queens are for local pick up only. We do not ship. We offer price breaks if you need 10 or more at one time. Call or email to be added to our list for queens and we will notify you when our next shipment arrives. Please note that due to high demand we cannot hold queens.