Nucleus Hive Pre-Orders

$ 225.00

*Prices include sales tax.  If you are an eligible apiarist under Washington State law, please email peter@rainydaybees.com for tax exempt purchases.

5 deep frames or 8 medium frames of healthy bees, brood, and honey in a small disposable or reusable box.  No box returns necessary.  Nucleus hives must be picked up in either Shoreline or Carnation.  We do not ship bees.

  • Early Nucs will be available for pickup in March.  They are very dependent on weather and winter survival rates, and may not be available every year. If we cannot fulfill your Early Nuc order, your order will be changed to a Spring Nuc.
  • Spring Nucs will be available for pickup in late April or May depending on the weather in California (it's still too cold to produce local nucs)
  • Summer Nucs are available on an as requested basis.  Nucs will be made up from our honey bee stock, using a local queen, when ordered.  This can cause up to a 4 week turnaround from time of order, as we want to be certain that the nuc is healthy and the new queen is producing well.

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