Nucleus hive: 5 frames

Nucleus hive: 5 frames


Our Nucleus Hive is the perfect way to get started on your beekeeping journey. You will receive a fully-functioning nucleus hive containing five full-depth langstroth frames in a brand new Hive Doctor corflute nucleus/transport box. The box is specially designed to keep your bees safe and secure during transport to your location. Inside the box, you will find a newly-mated, healthy and robust queen, surrounded by a colony of approximately 5000-8000 bees. The nucleus hive is the foundation of your larger hive, and you can expand it as your colony grows.

We understand that starting a new hobby can be daunting, that’s why we provide lifetime after sales phone support to assist with your beekeeping journey. We will be available to answer any questions you may have, and provide guidance and support as you learn the ins and outs of beekeeping.

Beekeeping is a rewarding hobby that can bring a lot of joy and benefits. One of the main joys of beekeeping is the satisfaction of watching your bees thrive and produce honey. Additionally, beekeeping can provide a sense of connection to nature and the environment, as bees play a crucial role in pollination and the ecosystem. It also allows you to learn about the fascinating biology and behaviour of bees, as well as the art and science of beekeeping. In terms of benefits, beekeeping can provide a source of fresh, local honey and other bee products such as beeswax and propolis. It can also help to improve the health of your garden and local ecosystem by increasing the number of pollinators. Overall, beekeeping can be a fun, educational, and rewarding hobby for people of all ages.

Take the first step towards becoming a beekeeper today with a Nucleus Hive, and get buzzing! Or upgrade to our Complete Beekeeping Hive Starter Kit to add everything you need to get started, PLUS 2hr Beekeeper Basics Training and equipment kit.

Our apiary is AFB disease-free and we do not use chemicals or antibiotics.

PLEASE NOTE: the frames from the nucleus hive will need to be transferred into a full-depth super within 1-2 weeks of collection. Please ensure you have your hive-ware ready or get in touch and we will assist. We also offer Starter Hives and Complete Starter Kits with everything you need to get buzzing, including training.

Nucleus hives are only available September- April each year and pickup is only from Coutts Crossing, NSW (delivery or postage not available).

To provide the least interruption and stress to the hive, we only offer collections after dark when all bees have returned to the hive for the night.

If you would prefer to pay 50% deposit, with the balance payable upon collection, please send us your email address, phone number and what you’d like to order and we will send you an invoice.

Registering as a beekeeper is compulsory in NSW and we require your hive registration number prior to collection. Apply online here.

We have loads of great info to get your started here.


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