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GLOSSARY
 
NUCS
"nucleus colonies"

WANT TO KEEP A HIVE - START WITH A NUC

Nucs are the easiest way to start a bee hive. We supply 5 frame Nucs  with a laying queen. Ready to expand into the new season! 

We have the following Nuc options available:

Option 1: New Hive (min order 2)

5 frames of bees and a laying queen transferred into a new brood chamber with a additional 5 new frames with starter strips. Total

of 10 frames. Hive consist of floor board, brood chamber, inner lid and telescopic lid treated with waxol.

Price R2000.00 each

Option 2: Customers hive (min order 2)

5 frames of bees and a laying queen transferred into a customers hive and additional 5 new frames with starter strips. Total

of 10 frames. Hive needs to consist of floor board, brood chamber, inner lid and telescopic lid. Made according to inner hive dimensions of 373

Price R1000.00 each

 

Pickup dates:

+- 3rd week September and +- 3rd week of November. Collections are at our main premises Apiarista Bee Farm.

More about our Nucs

Depending on the vegetation, the colonies are ready to expand and might produce some honey if the season/location/vegetation is good

We carefully select queens for our nuc colonies.

Inspection for decease are done.

We don't sell bees on old combs!!

DON'T use these colonies for pollination services in the first season, they will suffer!

All colonies are inspected by us, and will not be sold if they seem weak and seem like they are struggling. We only sell colonies that actively are growing in numbers and then transfer them to a brood hive. about a week before the pick up date.

ORDER PROCESS FOR NUCS

All orders need to be placed and paid during the months of June for September(spring) deliveries(recommended), if you missed that then you can still order August for November(summer) delivery Your payment secures your bees, limited amounts available.

Via email process: 

  1. Send us your number of Nucs needed.

  2. We notify you what stock we can supply.

  3. You pay the pro forma invoice.

  4. We notify you that we received the funds.

  5. We email you 2 weeks in advance the exact pick-up date.

Via shop process:

  1. The same as above.

Are you ready to keep some bees ?

  • get the basic equipment

  • join a course

  • have the right protective gear