Five Frame Medium Nucs - Mid to Late April, 2022

Five Frame Medium Nucs - Mid to Late April, 2022

Regular price $200.00 Sale

These Pennsylvania nucs are made up of bees which are selected for their winter survivability, varroa mite resistance, honey production and temperament.  They are not bred for a pedigree and are most accurately labeled as "mutts".  That said, they primarily express traits akin to the Italian strain of honeybees. These nucs overwinter partially in Florida (Dec-Mar) and are bred with winter survivor stock from Pennsylvania.  One thing that makes these bees outstanding is that the queens are bred by the same operation and are raised with the nucs as opposed to just being dropped into an early spring split.  Each nuc is raised for months as a stand alone nuc.  Thus, queen acceptance is already established and strong laying patterns are the test for each nuc before it is ready for sale. 

Being partnered with the same nuc producer for years is no coincidence.  They have consistently produced powerful nucs which are ready to burst with bees once the customer gets them to their new home.   We stand behind each nuc with confidence that it has all of the components necessary for a strong hive to not only survive but to thrive!

There will be an April delivery and a May delivery.  April nucs tend to be lighter in numbers since they will have not had as much time to build up before sale.  It is recommended that you supplement your nucs with 1:1 sugar syrup.  The advantage of the April nucs is that you, the customer get your bees started earlier in the season.  However, they still need care to help them get established prior to the first honey flow.