Hive & Nuc Sales
We sell both fully established hives as well as "Nuc" (aka "Nucleus Hive") hives. If you are interested in buying a fully established hive, please contact us since the price will vary widely based on the size & season.
For the vast majority of people, purchasing a Nuc gives a new beekeeper the biggest "bang for your buck" and is a very popular way for a beekeeper to begin a new hive. The advantages to starting with a Nuc are
- a higher population of bees earlier in the year
- Several frames which are already "built out" with wax for the bees to store honey, nectar, and eggs
- a queen that has already been accepted by the hive AND has begun laying eggs
Cornerstone Honey Bees will sell a limited number of Nucs every spring - usually around 20. Each of our Nucs will contain 5 fully built-out frames (meaning honey comb is on the frame) with at least 2 of those frames containing "brood" (eggs, larval stage, & pupate stage baby bees) and 2 frames of honey & pollen. In addition, our Nucs come with a newly hatched, mated, and laying queen from a local "VSH" queen breeder.
We offer our 5-frame (deep only) Nucs for $250 each.
If you wish to order Nucs, please fill out and return the Order Form.