Now taking orders for early April nucs!

Important: Please make sure to read the "Important Details" section below before completing your purchase.

Option 1: Nuc in a Box

  • Start your beekeeping season right with our "Nuc in a Box."
  • Each box is equipped with a 5-Frame Nucleus Hive, including two to three brood frames, one food frame, one frame in progress, and a mated queen, all snug in a durable Plastic Jester NUC box for easy transport and transfer.

Special Credit Offer

  • Earn a $10 Credit per Nuc: Transfer your Nuc into your bee equipment at pickup or return the empty Plastic Jester NUC box to us, and receive a $10 credit per Nuc. This initiative supports our commitment to sustainability by encouraging recycling and reuse.

Option 2: "Hive Haven" (Single Starter Hive)

  • Dive into beekeeping bliss with a Nuc pre-installed in a starter hive.
  • Our hives are pre-painted and primed for bee success.
  • Simply pickup, place in your yard, and watch your bee adventure take flight.

Option 3: "Bee's Knees Deluxe"

  • Elevate your beekeeping game with a Nuc in a starter hive plus an additional honey super.
  • Your hive will have room to grow.

Option 4: "Double Hive Delight" (Two Deluxe Hives with Discount)

  • Start strong with two Nucs pre-installed in starter hives plus an additional honey super for each.
  • Enjoy a discount for getting two hives right from the start.
  • These hives are ready for action in your beekeeping journey.

If you are interested in purchasing 10 or more nucs please call or email us for special pricing.

Note: It's crucial to move the Nuc into a full-sized bee hive upon arrival at your site to promote the health and expansion of your colony.


- An Nuc box in usable condition can be exchanged in lieu of transferring bees (option 1)
- You can have your choice of wax-dipped or painted hives (option 3,4,5)
- You can have your choice of 8 or 10-frame hive (option 3,4,5)
- Option 3,4,5 comes with a bottom board and inner-outer cover (metal type)
- Excluders are not included but can be purchased separately here queen excluders

Preorder Information
- Nucs for 2024 are available for preorder now!
- Pick up in early April, with the earlier orders getting priority.
- Remember, Nucleus Hives can't travel through the mail; they must be picked up.
- At pickup, you can inspect your hive and meet the queen in person.

Important Details (Please Read)
- Be sure to enter contact info at the top of checkout.
- Nucs are for pickup in Jacksonville, Florida location ONLY.
- At checkout please select PICKUP or you will get an error message.

- Nuc sales are non-refundable, but we're here to support your beekeeping journey.
- Stay tuned for pickup date and time notifications as the big day approaches

Please call us during business hours or email hello@beefriendsfarm.com for questions or more information about our Nucleus Hives.

Before you bring your Nuc home, make sure you've prepared your bee yard and hive stand. If you're getting equipment from us, paint your boxes with light-colored exterior paint for the perfect bee-friendly touch. You'll be all set for a sweet start to your beekeeping adventure!

Need More Beekeeping Supplies? If you need additional hive equipment or protective clothing, visit us at our retail store. We're stocked with everything you need to ensure your beekeeping success and safety.

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