Nucs & Colonies

We offer deep (9 1/8in.) and medium (6 1/4in.) five wood frame Nucs (3 frames of brood, a frame of honey / nectar / pollen and a frame for additional queen laying and food store space) that are distributed in wax coated cardboard nucs. Wood five frame nucs as well as ten and eight frame deep and medium complete colonies priced and available on request. Arrangements for five frame nucs to be transferred into purchaser’s woodenware available on request.

Queen right deep frame nuc(s)                                        $150 ea
Queen right medium frame nuc(s)                                 $125 ea
(Add $25 for wintered over nucs)

Drone laying queen deep frame nuc(s)                         $100 ea
Drone laying queen medium frame nuc(s)                  $75ea

Woodenware only, painted, with frames (no bees):

5  Frame Deep 9 5/8″ Complete Nuc                           $63 ea
10 Frame Deep 9 5/8″ Complete Hive                         $128 ea
10 Frame Medium 6 5/8″ Complete Hive                   $120 ea
8  Frame Deep 9 5/8″ Complete Hive                          $116 ea

Arrangements can be made for local pick-up.
We personally deliver nuc and colony purchases:

  • Upstate New York five nuc and / or complete colony order minimum.
    List price.
  • NYC / Long Island / Catskill region five nuc and / or complete colony order minimum.
    List Price + round – trip miles traveled / mpg x current fuel price.
  • Outside New York, within a 500 air radius miles of Canandaigua, NY
    Ten nuc and / or complete colony order minimum.
    List Price + round trip miles traveled / mpg x current fuel price + federal mileage rate.
  • Queen(s) and cell(s) purchases can be paired with nuc and / or colony purchases w/ delivery no additional charge.
  • Contact us for arrangement of services and pricing.
  • Contact us prior to placing order if transferring to own wooden ware or purchasing wooden ware from us.
  • If required, purchaser is responsible for apiary inspection or any other additional fees not included in list pricing.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.