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2018 Bees For Sale - Currently taking orders for the following pickup dates:

San Antonio 4/21 - Sold Out Kerrville 4/28 Sold Out San Antonio 4/29 Sold Out

Houston 5/6 San Antonio 5/13 Austin Area 5/20 San Antonio 5/27

5/20 Austin Area Pickup will be in Dripping Springs, TX
Basic Classes available at all pickup dates, except Kerrville

We offer two size options for the Nucs. Please review each one before placing your order.



Size 1
4 Frames of bees in plastic transport box & feeder
 No deposit required on plastic transport box.

Size 2
5 Frames of bees, no feeder in a wood box
$25 refundable deposit on the wood box.

      Nuc is short for Nucleus, which is basically a starter colony of bees including honeycomb on frames that fit into a Langstroth style deep hive box. Each Nuc comes with a mated Queen and bees with a balanced mix of the essentials; brood, pollen, nectar and honey. They will come contained and closed in a temporary transport box safe for travel in the cabin of your vehicle, but they will need to be transferred into a standard size 8 or 10 frame deep box, full Hive Set soon to prevent swarming.

Carniolan Bees, Italian Bees or Texan Bees
Visit the Types of Bees page for more information

Nuc of Carniolan Bees
Excellent for Beginning Beekeepers
5 Frame $250
(+$25 Box Deposit)
4 Frame $200 Free Feeder & Box

Carniolan Nuc Size Options
Pickup Location and Date
Please include Primary eMail
Please include Primary Phone

Nuc of Italian Bees
Great for Beginning Beekeepers
5 Frame $250
(+$25 Box Deposit)
4 Frame $200 Free Feeder & Box

Italian Nuc Size Options
Pickup Location and Date
Please include Primary eMail
Please include Primary Phone

Nuc of Texan Bees
Mite Resistant - Personal Stock
5 Frame
(+$25 Box Deposit)
4 Frame $200 Free Feeder & Box

Texan Nuc Size Options
Pickup Location and Date
Please include Primary EMail
Please include Primary Phone

     You will have the option to add the number of Nucs you would like when you get to the next page after you click the "Add to Cart" button. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like additional information. We will send a notice with all of the needed information a week or so in advance of the scheduled pickup date as well as the physical address to be used on a given date. Please make sure we have the correct and most current email address and phone number when ordering.

     The Nuc is our second most popular starter hive option. (The Apiary Starter Kits are the most popular because these kits have boxes, bees and tools.) The Nucs contain all the components of the colony. Starting with a mated and laying queen bee, frames of brood (eggs and larvae in multiple stages) with nurse or "house bees", frames of pollen, nectar, and honey with workers or "field bees".

     We do offer "Beekeeping Basics" group classes. These are held the same day as bee pickup at our Somerset location. Click here Honeybees 101 for more details.

     Also available are complete Hive Kits with Bees including the hive boxes with a deluxe top and bottom, or select one of our Apiary Starter Kits.

     We treat for Varroa* Mites prior to pickup dates.
* Varroa Destructor - (Varroa spp.) is an external parasitic mite that attacks the honey bees and is considered the number one cause of colony collapse.
Add a Beekeeper Starter Gear Kit Here Starter Gear Kit $175

Vented Jacket With Veil,
Pro-Grade Goatskin Gloves,
7" Pro Smoker,
and a 9" Hive Tool

Chose from
S, M, L, XL or XXL

Order Starter Gear Kit Here

Shop for additional supplies here

Add Seats for Class Here Beekeeping Basics

In this session we will go over the basics of beekeeping as well as how to set-up, inspect, manage and maintain your new bee hives.

Includes "hands on" in an open hive, protective gear recommended.


More Beekeeping Class Info Here

Please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance placing an order.

Cancellation, Refund and Return Policy:
Since we must make all necessary arrangements and commitments to secure everything needed to fill orders, from equipment to bees to queens etc., all cancellations for refunds must be requested within seven days from the time the order is placed.
Returns for bees: Since bees are livestock and are subject to diseases, pesticides, temperatures and other factors that effect their health, and we have no control over the conditions the bees are subjected to once they leave our yards, we require a notice within 24 hours if there is any health issues with the bees.
Returns for equipment and gear: If there is any issue with any equipment or gear, please let us know within seven days of the receipt of the product and we will arrange for an exchange.

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