2024 Nucs Ordering Begins Thursday, December 21st, 2023
Highland Honey Bees 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.
Picking up your bees must be a priority. All beekeepers are expected to have or plan to have taken a class by the time of pick-up. Queens and nucs are a finite agricultural product.
Nucs are queened with Hybrid Queens who exhibit:
- Good honey production
- gentle disposition
- successful overwintering
- hygienic behaviors
Nucs have 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.