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  • Regular price £280.00
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A 6 frame nuc on British Standard frames making it suitable for National or WBC hives. 

With roughly about 12,000 bees and a marked and mated Queen, our nucs are bound to have a great start in the Spring after you collect them.  There will be minimum of 3 frames of brood and plenty of stores, everything that a colony needs to thrive.   We pride ourselves on the good condition of the nucs and we believe you wont be disappointed.    

Our overwintered nucs are built up during the previous summer on new frames with fresh foundation and a nice young Queen.    We nurture them as they build up and are regularly checked for signs of disease or problems to ensure the colony is healthy and the Queen is of good stock.    They are also checked regularly by the bee inspectors from the National Bee Unit.    Only then, once we are 100% happy with them, do we prepare them for early Spring collection by our customers.   They Come in our Polystyrene Nuc hive which is safe and secure for travelling and is yours to keep afterwards too!

What to expect from your nuc?

  • Bees - 6 frames will be covered with bees
  • Brood - at least 3 frames will have brood in all stages, normally more
  •  Stores - at least 1 frame of stores, normally more.
  • Queen - marked and laying nicely.
  • Healthy - No signs of disease & low varroa mite level.
  • Calmness - No signs of aggression while we inspect the colony.

Deposit to pay now and £150 to pay on collection, or pay full price now.  (This price includes £40 delivery charge included already)   

This item is posted at your own risk.

We highly recommend that you collect your bees from us in Hassocks but understand that is not always possible for some customers.   We can post bees out on a next day service.  Please note that during hotter days in the Summer, we may replace one of the frames with a frame that is empty/lighter or provide slightly less bees in the nuc to prevent sending an overcrowded nuc and to ensure better ventilation to stop overheating.

Ready for delivery in Spring, around April.   Keep an eye on the home page for up-to-date schedules.    You will also receive emails informing you of their Status.