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These hives have a laying queen, bees to work, a good brood pattern for the ongoing growth and success of the hive. These hives include a bottom board, top cover, 10 frame deep with started brood frames in place, and 1 or more pollen with honey frames. This 10 frame hive is a far better start than the standard five frame nuc. Your colony is much further along, established, growing, and ready to grow even more. This is ideal for the new and learning bee keeper. This start gives the new keeper more room for error and allows for the learning curve over a package of bees or a five frame nuc.

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These hives will be ready for you to add a second 10 frame deep upon arrival.

Shortly thereafter, they will be ready for your 10 frame medium super. This is where your honey will be produced and harvest from.

The equipment you need as a backyard keeper

  • Bee keeping hood & jacket or full suit
  • Hive tool 
  • smoker
  • gloves
  • Brush
  • Hive stand - I recommend 1 - 2 feet up off of the ground.

Your bees will be a calm, gentle bee. These bees are easy to work and be around as long as you study, get to know, and understand how to work these bees. 

Delivery is available up to 100 miles from our farm. 

Everything above is designed to give you the very best opportunity for a solid, strong hive for years to come. 

So what is a nuc? The nuc is a smaller box set to hold five frames in. It is ideal to grow out the start of a new colony. So why the 10 frame deep? The 10 frame deep has more frames of nursery and brood. It will also have pollen & honey stores started to feed your bees as they continue to build out frames in the hive and ready for the second 10 frame deep. Bees with room grow and increase in production. Bees without enough room cut back on production, swarm (giving up a large portion of your bees to nature), and or abscond (leave). 

Please call 214-244-3871 for any questions you have. No one is going to talk down to you, but encourage you here.