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Nucleus Colony (Nuc)

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  • Backed By Bees nucleus colonies are all made to a uniform strength and contain an overwintered, locally mated, Buckfast bees.
  • Your nuc will consist of …

    • 4 deep (standard size) frames 
      • 1 frame of young/uncapped brood
      • 1 frame of older/capped brood
      • 1 frame of food (mainly honey)
      • 1 empty frame for the bees to expand into
      • 1, 1 year old locally mated queen bee (unmarked and uncaged)
      • 4 frames of adult bees to tend to the hive
      • 1 nuc box (reusable)
  • Our nucs are priced at $215.00 a deposit of $100/nuc is required to secure your nuc(s) for spring with the remainder $115 due on delivery. 
  • Pick-Up will be late May or early June.  Our beekeeper will follow up to confirm exact timing and details for pick-up a few weeks prior to pick-up.                         
  • We will refund $15 for any Backed By Bees nuc box that is returned within a year of purchase (must be returned in 'good' shape)