The cost of the Bee Packages for the 2014 season is $140
The cost of Nucs for 2014 season are $160.
($75 Deposit Per Package or Nuc ordered.)
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WHAT IS A NUC?
A Nuc (sounds like nuk), is a nuclear hive. It is four or five frames from a working hive including a queen.
A Nuc is 4 or 5 frames from an existing hive. It is a colony that had been working well for a time and the bees know and are related to their queen by the time you buy it. The frames contain honey and pollen and eggs and larva. The frames were pulled from a working hive. This is the nucleus of a hive. If you feed the bees and keep them happy, they already have a good start and will stand a better chance of success than a common package. Which is usually when the bees are grabbed from an existing hive and the queen is breed separately and may not be related to the hive. A different story there.
Your King Honey Bee Nuc comes in a nuc box. Specifically, our Nucs are sold in a durable cardboard hive. The cardboard nuc boxes cost less than a traditional wooden box but with no significant or immediate negative effects. You can of course upgrade to wooden nuc box which is a bit more of an investment, but these are workable, but small, hive boxes.
TO NUC OR NOT TO NUC - THAT IS THE QUESTION!
Why we're different? First off, many bee suppliers do not always carry nucs and they cost more to start and sell at this time. The package bees most people are buying come from huge bee breeding farms in the south. These Michigan Nucs on the other hand, are coming from successful local beekeeper who is producing the "King Nucs" to help spread the beekeeping experience. We have a passion for Michigan Honey Bees and we want to share it.
Package bees are cheap and easy and are usually successful, but come later in the spring and don’t start really working until the summer, which is long after the first spring honey season. You have to feed and care for Package Bees. They might need a gallon or more of sugar a day for the first month. Nucs need feeding, but are also out working the flowers right away.
Our community beekeeper is located right off I-94 in Benton Harbor. Call ahead.
Located within the offices of Community Insurance
1610 Mall Drive, Benton Harbor 49022 View Map
We're Open: Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm
Featuring King Nuc - Buy Honey Bee Nucs and produce your own organic Michigan honey. Michigan Bee Nucs, short for nucleus, are an ideal way to start a bee hive of your own and make your own honey.
Our boxes are the perfect kit for the novice or beginner beekeeper who wants to invest in a low cost, deep 5 frame honey bee box, with superior or high grade queen bee genetics for the optimal bee colony.
Lastly, a beautiful picture of Honey Bee Farm - The Bee Happy Honey Farm.