Italian Nuc

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March 2020 Nucs: 5 Frames of Bees, Brood, Honey and a young, laying, Plain Italian Queen

Pick Up Location: BeeWeaver Honey Farm

Pick Up Address: 16481 CR 319, Navasota TX 77868

Italian Nucs hived in March will be gentle, full strength colonies in time for the Texas Honey Flow! Italians are a great option for new beekeepers concerned about stinging or for those needing early bees for honey production.

A Nuc is a small langstroth colony ready to be placed in a full sized brood box as they continue to grow. Our nucs are made with 4 combs from our hives - averaging 3 frames of brood and 1 frame of hoeny. The 5th frame is new and may or may not be drawn out. 

Please note that nucs are for pick up only, they cannot be shipped via UPS or USPS.

The Italian queens we sell are produced by Florida and California breeders. These queens are typically available earlier in the spring season than the BeeWeaver queens we produce in Texas. The genetics of the Italian Bees differ from the BeeWeaver Bees. We do suggest either treating your hive for varroa mites in July - August, or requeening with a BeeWeaver queen prior to that time.

Order cancellations made within 60 days of placing the order can receive a refund or store credit, after 60 days only a store credit is available. Order changes are subject to a 10% change fee.

Pick Up Location: BeeWeaver Honey Farm

Pick Up Address: 16481 CR 319, Navasota TX 77868

Our nucs come in JESTER NUC BOXES:

  • Stronger than cardboard nucs.
  • Bees can not chew through the box like they do on cardboard.
  • More ventilation than cardboard nucs.
  • 3/4" space above and below frames for feeding, medications, queen cages.
  • Handholds for easy carrying.
  • Easy open/close entrance
  • Can be used year after year
  • Can be transported in a car
  • Can be reused and recycled