5 Bar Nucs
Nucleus Hives are a important part of both beginning and advanced Beekeeping. If you get bees from
a local beekeeper like us you will need one or two of these for him to start your bees in. Once your bees are started well
in your nuc with a laying queen, this small hive design allows you to take it home from your beekeeper and
transfer the started bars into your larger hive. Local bees in a Nuc hive rarely fail like stressed out bees mailed from
a different part of the country.
Once your main hive is prospering after the first year you can use
your Nuc hive to make splits or in other words start new hives. Simply pull some brood bars with a queen sell attached
to it, a honey bar and a cup of bees from your main hive and put it in a Nuc and in a few weeks you will have
a new hive of bees started for free. Just a note, the five top bars are a little different than the picture.
We now offer one piece waxed/splined top bars other than the notched ones in the photo. This saves you the step of adding
splines and waxing.
All our Nucs come with the very important observation window and are made entirely
out of solid pine. Default color is Blue. If you wish another color let us know. We have Blue, White, Green or unfinished
wood ready for your own paint.
5 bar Nuc with observation window is 55.00 + 14.00s/h