Nucleus Colonies, also known as Nucs, are small honeybee colonies created from a larger colony. They are made by dividing existing colonies in the Spring. Each nuc is given a queen and sufficient time to establish its colony.

Nucs are available May 11-14, 2022

PICK-UP TIMES:   Wednesday - Saturday  8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

 

WE DO NOT SHIP NUC COLONIES

You will be notified via email when we know for sure the availability dates which are determined by weather conditions. Please check your junk/spam folders.
When you receive your nuc, it will have five frames with brood, honey, pollen, and space for expansion. There will be a laying queen and worker bees present. Nuc pickup will be in late spring every year.

The cost is $160 each for 1-9 nucs or $150 for 10+ nucs.  Purchase 1-9 now or call for invoiciing on ten or more.

 

After you pick up the nuc, you will need to transfer the nuculous into your own hives. Nuc boxes will need to be returned within 30 days. Deep box and 5 frames with foundation will be needed and are not provided.

All nucs will be fed and inspected by Hilbert's prior to pick-up in Traverse City, MI.  Hilbert’s Honey Co. will not be held liable for any losses after customer pick-up. All sales of nucs are final and no refunds or returns will be available once nucs are in customer’s possession.

Reserve your nucs now! Quantities are limited and will sell out quickly! We appreciate your interest in our bees and thank you for your business.

Michigan Bee Nucleus

$160.00Price
  • All nucs will be fed and inspected by Hilbert's prior to pick-up in Traverse City, MI.  Hilbert’s Honey Co. will not be held liable for any losses after customer pick-up. All sales of nucs are final and no refunds or returns will be available once nucs are in customer’s possession.