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Taking orders for April & May Pick Up Dates
Complete Hives, Nucs, Queens, Supplies & Classes

Spring 2023 Honey Bee Colonies
April 8th through May 6th dates currently available

Location: San Antonio, Texas Metro - Somerset Area 78069
By placing an order from The Bee Place, you are acknowledging and agreeing to the process and terms of the Ordering Agreement. Download and Print our Bee Health Certificate

Please Note: Some beekeeping supplies may be limited at this time due to COVID-19 related supply interruptions. Please know that anything ordered from our beekeeping supply pages are subject to back-order and ALL ORDERS are local pick up only - Shipping is not available from our location at this time.

5 Frame Nucs with Mated Queens
Queens are not marked or clipped - unless otherwise noted


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Type of Bees available:
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Italian or Texan

Visit the Types of Bees page for additional information about genetic variances

Visit the FAQs page for general information about picking up and transporting bees

Visit the Nuc Installation page for step by step installation instructions

Nucleus colonies of bees come on Deep Frames in a ventilated ProNuc transport tote with a click lock lid.
Prices are per Nuc of bees - you keep the box - no deposit or frame or box exchange involved.

      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/laying 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, such as a full Hive Set soon to prevent swarming.

Options: Italian or Texan Bees
Visit the Types of Bees page for more information
2023 Queens are not marked

Taking orders for Spring 2023 weekend pick up dates

Nuc of Italian Bees
Recommended for Beginners

5 Frame Nuc $300 each

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Nuc of Texan Bees
Mite Resistant - Local Stock

5 Frame Nuc $300 each

Select Pick Up Date Here
eMail (provide once per order)
Phone (provide once per order)

     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 the starter kits come with a nuc of bees installed in new boxes, a new queen bee, basic beekeeping class and tools. The Nucs contain all the components of the colony (but do not come with a full size hive box.) 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" and a few drones.


     We offer "Beekeeping Basics" group classes. These are held the same day as all bee and supply order pick up dates at our Somerset location. Visit the Honeybees 101 page for 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.
Beekeeping Basics




Purchase Seats for the Basic Class Here

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 for beginners.

More Beekeeping Class Info Here

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

Photos of Our Bees

The Spring is the most common time of the year for starting new colonies and making spits that produce additional hives of honeybee. We're seeing a late Spring bloom this year in many areas.


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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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