Checking 4 frame nucs in TX


We offer quality 4 frame nucs that are available for pickup around the 1st or 2nd weekend in May in MN and approx. the third week of April in TX. Each nuc will have a 2023 laying, young queen grafted from proven stock.  They are grafted off the MN Hygienic line. Each nuc consists of 4 frames of brood/pollen/honey.  A 50% deposit is required to secure your order. No frame exchange.

We do not out source for our nucs.  We manage our own hives throughout the year and are the ones who put the nucs together.

We start splitting our hives in mid-March and put these nucs together at that time. We attempt to have a 4 year frame rotation within our broodnests.  The benefit for our customers is that the majority of the combs being placed into the 4 frame nucs are 4 years old and newer.  A ripe queen cell from the MN Hygienic line is placed into the nuc 24-48 hours after splitting.  Before the customers receives their nuc/s, we will have confirmed several times that the nuc is queen-right and has a suitable laying pattern.


1-2 nucs: $165/ea

3-9 nucs: $155/ea

10-49 nucs: $150/ea

50-74 nucs: $145/ea

75+ nucs: Call for pricing

We utilize custom made plywood nuc boxes.  We do ask for a $20 REFUNDABLE deposit for each box (the boxes aren't cheap to build!!!). That deposit is paid upon pickup of the nucs and returned when the boxes are returned.  We dont typically use disposable nuc boxes because they nucs expand better in the plywood boxes and they also transport better in them.


An email regarding pickup will be sent out mid-april.   MN pickup is normally the 1st-2nd weekend in May (weather dependent) at our honey house located in Howard Lake, MN (an hour west of Minneapolis)

Texas pickup is in Coldspring, TX (an hour north of Houston) and is typically the 3rd-4th weekend in April


To place an order, please fill out the form below your name, email, phone number and quantity of nucs.  In the comment section, please let us know if your pickup location will be MN or TX. Payment methods we accept paypal, credit card, or check.


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