Come on in to the Bee Store and browse our extensive collection of beekeeping supplies at competitive prices. We have everything you need, from boxes, frames, apparel, accessories, books and more. We even sell nucleus hives in the Spring! If we don’t carry it, we can order it! Unfortunately, since we sell the bee supplies at close to cost, shipping is not available.
Sign up for Spring Nucleus Hives here! A nucleus hive is a baby hive, generally of 5 frames of bees, with a proven, laying queen and brood in all stages. We will contact you around the first week of March when we open for a 50% deposit, then the remainder will be due when you pick up the bees in late May or early June. The price will be in the $190.00 range for 2020 for a 5 frame nuc with a laying queen and brood in all stages. The price is subject to change each year. First come- first served, so the higher your name is on the list, the sooner you will get your bees. We will call with details of the date and time for your appointment to pick up the bees, either early in the morning or after sunset, since the bees are snug in their boxes at those times.
Once you take your “nuc” home, you will need to transfer it into a larger box, generally within a week, since they will grow fast. It is a good idea to have your equipment ready for your babies when they come home. But if not transferring into larger equipment at once, place your nuc exactly where you will want it so they can find their way back. Feel free to ask questions at any time through this process – that’s what we’re here for!
You can place your name on this list from July onward to be added to the list for the following year. If you are signing up before May 1, you will be signed up for this year. We primarily sell nucs for standard Langstroth equipment. If you need a swarm or a package for a Warre or top bar hive, we might be able to help you too. Give us a call. If you are not sure about any of this, or have a question, call the Store at (541) 826-7621.