2024 Nuc Reservation

2024 nuc reservation. Select your Pickup location, Queen preference, and enter Quantity of nucs to reserve. (‘Add to Cart’ button will appear after making selections).

We have nucs with either Carniolan or Italian queens. We will try our best to accommodate your desired queen preference. If ordering multiple nucs and you would like some with Carniolan queens and others with Italian queens, please choose “Even Split”.

This is a no-cost reservation. 2024 price is $190 due at time of pickup in cash, money order, or cashier’s check. Deposit not required except if reserving 5 nucs or more. Please contact us to coordinate orders of 5 or more nucs.

For full description, estimated schedule, and pickup locations, please read in the Description below.


Due to time constraints and the sensitive nature of bee orders, we ask any cancellations be made no later than 21 days PRIOR to nuc pickup date. This allows others to be able to fill the reservation and show up at the appropriate location.


Those who are not able to abide by the cancellation policy and no show at time of pickup will be refrained from reserving nucs in the future.





5 frame Nuc will consist of 3 frames of all stages of brood and fourth and fifth frame with honey, pollen, and bees. No introduction of a queen since she is already laying eggs and has capped brood.These nucs have more bees and potential than a package (up to 6 weeks ahead) Each nuc is evaluated individually

The combs you will be getting have never been exposed to antibiotics. Mite treatments only when necessary

-Queens will be grafted from our stock (mostly old-world WSU and Glenn background genetics).We select for honey production, gentleness, disease resistance, and low swarm tendency.

-Italian and Carniolan available.

-Bees survive well in our dry summers and cold winters.

-Queens are never banked but are born into the nuc and evaluated after mating. Queens will be allowed to lay 3 weeks or better and all of her brood will be evaluated. She will need to have 3+ frames of excellent brood pattern to pass our standard.

– Nucs are less likely to supersede their queen compared to a 3lb package. She is already a proven functioning part of the new hive.

-Nucs build up bee populations faster increasing your chances of a bigger honey crop!

-All customers are welcome to check nucs before purchase.

– Nucs come in a non-returnable box.

-Please note these are DEEP (9.5/8) nucs.

Price: 5 frame nuc with box is $190 
No deposit required, except if ordering 25 or more (Please contact us to discuss)
Available Mid April

FREE delivery to Bozeman, and Missoula mid-to-end of April/early May.

Approximate Current Scheduled Pickup Locations:

Wenatchee: mid/late April

Spokane: late April/early May

Missoula/Stevensville: early/mid May

Bozeman/Butte: early/mid May

Specific Location and dates/times will be sent out as we get closer and will be published on the website.


Additional information

Pickup Location

MT-Stevensville, WA-Brewster, MT-Bozeman, MT-Missoula, WA-Spokane, WA-Wenatchee

Queen Preference

Even Split (multiple nucs), No Preference, Italian, Carniolan

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