Our nucs are local bees raised from Woodcamp Farm. These queens are locally raised with high quality Carnolian and Saskatraz genetics. We value the Saskatraz bee breed as they are highly rated for early spring productivity, which results in exceptional honey production. They are also known for their wintering ability, temperament, tracheal mite resistance, varroa tolerance/resistance, and tolerance/resistance for brood diseases. Our Carnolian bees are also known for their early spring productivity, which also results in exceptional honey production. They are also known for their winter hardiness, adaption to their environment, and resistance to tracheal mites.
Our nucs are sold with 5 frames. We don’t exchange the frames or require the box to be returned, so once you leave the farm, the whole nuc is yours. All 5 frames will have newly drawn comb and 2 or 3 of those frames will already contain brood. The brood will give you a strong start for your bees to establish themselves in their new home. These are strong nucs, with a low/or no mite count, and are overall healthy bees. Included with this order is a cardboard nuc box, 5 frames, brood, nurse bees, forager bees, guard bees, drone bees and a local mated queen.
All of our nucs will be Maryland State inspected prior to you picking them up.
If the queen has an issue within the first 30 days, replacement queens will be available at a 40% discount.