New Moon Apiary located in Yarmouth, Maine
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Queen Bees, Package Bees, Nucs, Raw Honey
Located in Yarmouth, Maine

Karen Thurlow   newmoonapiary@gmail.com

Queen Bees and Nucleus Hives SOLD OUT

I make my nucleus hives from spring splits so the amount of nucs available depends on how things go through the winter. These nucs will be on 9-1/8 inch (deep) frames.

Nucleus hives are made from splitting existing strong hives. Splitting a hive can be done for several reasons such as gaining additional hives to increase ones apiary or to prevent swarming of a hive that is crowded. You will need a nuc box with bottom board and cover, some extra frames, an entrance reducer and a way to feed 1:1 syrup. Also you will need to decide whether to purchase a caged queen for your nuc (the easiest), use a supersedure or swarm cell (not for most beginners), or to do a walk away hive split (recommended for seasoned beekeepers).

Queens Colors
Mnemonic
Bees
Want
Yellow
Roses
Growing
Color
Blue
White
Yellow
Red
Green
Year
0
1
2
3
4
Year
5
6
7
8
9

A mnemonic is a memory tool. The sentence "Bees want yellow roses growing" is what I use as a memory aid for the color code that indicates the year the queen was introduced.

Maine five frame nuc  Maine 5 frame nucleus beehives

Karen Thurlow newmoonapiary@gmail.com or 207.329.9934