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Bees installed in nucleus box for delivery approx November 2021

Regular price $260.00

Live bees with a queen, verified disease free and guaranteed. These hives are pickup from Matraville only and can not be shipped, they will be ready for collection in Spring 2021 in November (weather dependant)

Ideal for populating any Langstroth hive, completely compatible with Flow Hives. Not suitable for Warre or Top Bar hives.

We can install the bees in your own equipment in the Inner Sydney area for an additional fee see here for details or if you bring you gear into the shop we will install them for $50 for you to collect later, please contact us to organise this.

Please note the purchase is non refundable but we may be able to find a purchaser if you decide to you don't need the nucleus when closer to the delivery date.

Why buy a nucleus instead of a package ? 

Nucleus hives are a small beehive with a laying queen and all stages of brood along with honey and pollen, they will develop faster than a package and can be inspected for signs of disease that cannot be detected if there is no brood. 

The bees will be installed in an 5 frame sturdy plastic nucleus, the nucleus box is yours to keep and can be used for swarm catching etc. The frames used will be plastic (you can easily cycle these out to frames of your choice once the bees become established)

If you want to get started in beekeeping and already have a hive or have purchased a starter kit from us then this will populate your hive with an already established colony.