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5 Frame Nuc, Spring 2019

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Product Description

Spring '19 Nucs - Pre-Ordering now open for Spring 2019 Nucs!- As of 5/20/19 we are taking names on our waiting list for our next round of nucs for sale. 

Nucs will be 5 frames in a wooden or cardboard nuc box which you keep; 1st year laying Queens, 2 brood frames, 2 honey/pollen/brood, 1 empty being worked. Nucs will be $160 plus tax (7.5%) as of Nov. 29th 2018. Total each with tax is $172.00. No frame exchange. Prices Subject to change after January 1st, 2019.

Pick up will be at our farm in Middlesex, NY. Nucs will be ready for pickup, weather dependent, sometime mid to late April thru May. Please select from 4 pickup options during checkout- (1st) Mid to Late April, (2nd) Late April to Early May, (3rd) Early to Mid May and (4th) Mid to Late May.

We do not ship our nucs, pick up only. Discounts available for 10 or more nucs ordered. Please call or email us for more info regarding discounts or see our website for more details. Visit our Contact Us page on our website for more inquiries, or call us at 585-412-8745.


Terms of Sale for Nucs & Packages:

Packaged Bees and Nucs and the risk of loss of the package and queen it contains or nuc become the responsibility of the customer at the time of pick up. Packaged Bees are guaranteed to contain 3 or more pounds (unless otherwise specified in product description) of bees when the package is prepared and will not have more than one inch of dead bees (when spread evenly across the bottom of the package) upon customer pickup. Once a package of bees becomes the responsibility of the purchaser, there is no further responsibility of Hungry Bear Farms, as the package was inspected at the time of pickup and found to meet the requirements laid out above.

If you find an issue with your Nuc, Hungry Bear Farms must be notified within 7 calendar days of the issue. It is Hungry Bear Farms policy that any Nuc that an issue is found in, be returned to Hungry Bear Farms in the same manner in which the Nuc was provided to the purchaser within 3 calendar days of notifying Hungry Bear Farms of said issue. It will be at the sole discretion of Hungry Bear Farms on how to address any issue outside of the policy laid out above. You understand that Hungry Bear Farms cannot guarantee the successful establishment of the package bees or nucs or queens. You agree that you will not attempt to hold Hungry Bear Farms responsible for whatever may happen to your package or nuc or queen after it is delivered to you or for the survival or productivity of the hive that you may establish from the package or nuc.

Queens are guaranteed to be alive upon pick up but are not guaranteed to be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. Many factors influence queen introduction success, particularly the specific methods and apicultural techniques you employ when introducing a queen. You also agree that Hungry Bear Farms will not be responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction. Queens and risk of their loss become the responsibility of the customer at the time of pick up.


1 nuc plus tax   = $172.00   1-9 nucs $160 each plus tax =$172.00
2 nucs plus tax = $344.00   10-14 nucs $150 each plus tax =$161.25
3 nucs plus tax = $516.00   15-19 nucs $145 each plus tax =$155.88
4 nucs plus tax = $688.00   20+ nucs $140 each plus tax =$139.75
5 nucs plus tax = $860.00      



1st Pick Up- Mid to Late April- SOLD OUT AS OF 3/6/19

2nd Pick Up- Late April / Early May- SOLD OUT AS OF 3/10/19

3rd Pick Up- Early to Mid May- SOLD OUT AS OF 4/1/19

4th Pick Up- Mid to Late May- As of 5/20/19 we are taking names for our waiting list for our next round of nucs.


Updated as of 5/20/19.

Product Reviews

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  1. Adjusted quickly 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 30th 2019

    The bees were put in their permanent Langstroff within a day of arrival. I made the mistake of doing it while it was a little rainy and without a or bee suit. I was surprised at how docile they were! I only got stung 5 or 6 times and the first was the worst because I never pulled the bee out. By the end of the week they were pollinating and doing their thing. You can stand right next to them and they don’t mind. They only get a little pissed off when the temperature gets above 95 degrees or so since it is on the roof. During those times hundreds of bees are leaving and flying about to cool off. I can already tell that they are traveling very far and being on the roof helps guide them far. Let’s see how they do when it’s reaslly windy!

  2. bee nuc -1st week after install 4 Star Review

    Posted by on May 23rd 2019

    So far so good. After the 1st week of installation, bees appear strong and plentiful!

  3. Bee Nuc 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 31st 2017

    Easy, organized pick-up, bees well established and installed easily. Will use Hungry Bear Farms again.

  4. best bees around 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Apr 2nd 2017

    I purchased this last year and the bees were healthy and happy. They made me 17 lbs of honey in a single 8 frames hive. I was happy with that since it was my first year of beekeeping. The bees made it thru winter with the honey they stored as well as some extra honey that I was able to give them in February and March. I'm anxious to get my second hive up this year with this year's nuc. Next year two nucs!

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