The goal for our bees is to be great honey producers. Currently, our bees are in East Texas and will be shipped and ready for pickup in Saint Cloud, MN after May 14th, 2020, depending on the weather. Nucs consist of young (2021) queen, 5 frames of drawn comb with eggs/brood, nectar, pollen plus enough bees to cover all 5 frames. We do not do pollination so these are healthy bees. The Nuc will be ready to move frames to your permanent hive when you get home.
Queens are a mix of genetics from MN Hygienic, and Mike Palmar overwintered queens from cold northern Vermont. First, we select for honey production and calm gentle bees. Then from the best producers and gentle bees, we hygienic test for 100 percent clean out of a 3″ circle of brood that has been frozen with liquid nitrogen. The reason this is important is because one form of social immunity that honey bees use to fight against diseases is called hygienic behavior, wherein many young workers resist the spread of pathogens and varroa mites by detecting, uncapping, and removing unhealthy brood. Finally, nuc queens are grafted from this selected stock.
The cost for each Nuc is $150 plus tax, and a $30 Refundable Deposit for the wooden Nuc Box. We will email you pick up dates and times as when we get closer to May. To place an order, use the button below to pay a deposit of $30.00 or download, print and mail a 2021 Nuc Order form in with your deposit, the remainder is due when you pick up. Include an email address so we can send an electronic receipt and notify you of pick up dates and times.
White Honey Bee Farm
3504 13th Ave SE
Saint Cloud, MN 56304
If you have any questions, please Facebook message or call Clay at 320-761-8858.
5 Frame Bee Nuc
$30.00 deposit per nuc to hold order.Pay now
Discount pricing for large orders:
10 or more = $145
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