Texas Bee Supply Nuc Details and Description

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Texas Bee Supply Nuc Details and Description

Explains details of what comes with a Nuc purchase, optional marking of the queen in your Nuc, pick up dates and care of your Nuc.

Texas Bee Supply

Description:This 5 frame nucleus (nuc) includes a 2019 laying Italian/Carniolan queen, with 2-3 frames covered in brood and the rest of the frames covered in bees, all of which have already had their Spring mite treatment.


Marking the Queen: We will mark the queen for easier identification if you add the marking cost to this order.  Click: Add a Mark to your Queen in Nuc or Hive to add marking your queen to your shopping cart.


Delivery Night Choices: As each delivery days fill up, it will be removed from the list of options or a message will indicate "out of stock"  If this happens please chose another day/time. If you would like to inspect your nuc, please arrive at the beginning of your chosen time slot. No inspections will be allowed after 7:15 pm on a weekday or after 8:00 am on Saturday. Depending on the popularity of your chosen date and time, there may be a wait to inspect and/or pick up your bees. Please be prepared for this likely scenario.


Dates: We anticipate these nucs to be ready April through May but if we have an unusually cold, wet or hot winter and early spring, the timing could change. If we discover that we cannot accommodate your chosen pick up day, we will contact you as soon as possible and offer other options to you.


Email Address: Please include a valid email address as we must send you pick up instructions the week you will acquire your bees. You will receive a receipt in your inbox once you order your bees, so please watch for it. If you do not receive a receipt, we did not receive your order.


Shipping: We do not ship or deliver these nucs. All orders for nucs must be picked-up at Texas Bee Supply.


Care of the Hive: Once you take your bees home, we recommend transferring them out of their nuc box and into their permanent hive body as soon as possible.  Please be prepared to feed them syrup constantly for a minimum of two weeks. They will need this food while they locate nectar near their new home. Please allow the bees to rest for a few days before examining the hive. They have had a traumatic move, twice, and they need some adjustment time before you open up the top and go through the frames. The queen may stop laying for a while as she adjusts to the new location so don’t panic if you think she isn’t laying immediately. Give her a week or so and then recheck the hive for eggs. Also consider that it is possible for the queen to be injured, killed or lost when you move the frames of the nuc into a permanent box.

What's Included?

  • New waxed cardboard nuc box
  • New waxed lid
  • 5 frames of bees
  • 2019 laying Italian/Carniolan queen
  • New nuc plug

We do not require you to return the nuc box or trade us 5 frames for the frames in this nuc as other companies do. It's all yours to keep.

We also provide Complete Hives with New Equipment,  Complete Hives with Used Equipment and a Full Line of Beekeeping Supplies.

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