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Complete Hives, Nucs, Queens
Supplies & Classes
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Now taking orders for Spring 2024 Bees
Bee Pick Up Dates & Classes from March through
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
Some beekeeping supplies may be limited at this time due to ongoing supply
Please know that anything ordered from
our beekeeping supply pages are subject to back-order and
ALL ORDERS are
local pick up only - No Shipping.
5 Frame Nucs with Mated Queens
Queens are not marked or clipped - unless otherwise
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Type of Bees available:
Select below from
Types of Bees
page for additional information about genetic variances
FAQs page for general information about
picking up and transporting bees
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.
The deep frames will not fit sideways into a V-Shape Top Bar style hive. They will fit
length wise, but may require some adaptation for supporting the frames. There may be conversion kits available, but that is not something we offer.
Each Nuc comes with a mated/laying Queen and bees with a balanced mix of the essentials;
brood, pollen, nectar and honey. The bees will come contained and
closed in a temporary transport box safe for travel in the cabin of your
vehicle. They may be transferred into your hive as soon as you get them to your apiary. The bees do not have to be transferred the same day, but they will need to be transferred into a standard size 8 or 10 frame deep box, such as a full Hive Set within a few days to prevent swarming.
Visit the Types of Bees page
for more information
Queens are not marked
orders for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024
Use the dropdown arrows below to see pick
up date options
Nuc of Italian Bees
Recommended for Beginners
Nuc of Texan Bees
Mite Resistant - Local Stock
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
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
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
Purchase Seats for the Basic Class
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.
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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Photos of our Bees
We double check all hives and nucs prior to marking them ready for pick up
and rarely have issues, but we are human and prone to mistakes and bees are
live animals and prone to change from one day to the next. Therefore we have
the following policy and will replace or exchange a
colony if we are notified of an issue right away. Waiting more than a week
to report an issue is not considered right away.
Cancellation, Refund and Return Policy:
Honey bees are livestock, therefore they are
subject to conditions and other factors that effect their health such as;
diseases, pesticides, temperatures, etc. and since we have no control over the
conditions the bees are subjected to once they leave our property, we can
not be responsible for incidents or accidents after they leave our
possession. For these reasons, you are more than welcome to do hive inspections before leaving our property.
Should you decide to waive the pick up day inspection, we simply ask that you please report any issues within 48 hours of receiving your bees.
Since we must make all necessary arrangements and commitments to secure
everything needed to fill orders, from equipment to reserving bees to
securing queens from preferred out of state breeders, etc., we have the following cancellation policy:
Cancellation of Orders: All
cancellations for refunds must be requested in writing within seven (7) days from the time the order is placed. A 10% processing fee will be applied to all cancellation requests filled after the seventh day of the order and will be processed as time permits.
Returns for Supplies and Gear: If there is any issue with any equipment, supplies or gear, please let us know within seven (7) days of the receipt of the product and we will arrange for an exchange. All requests for a refund filled after this time are subject to a 10% restocking fee.