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Maryland Nucleus Colonies & Queens:

Most people purchase bees in nucleus colonies when they want to start beekeeping. A nucleus colony (nuc) provides several advantages.
  • Usually purchased from a local beekeeper, the bees are adapted to your area.
  • A miniature colony with bees, a laying queen, honey and freshly stored pollen, a nuc quickly builds up the first year.
  • Unlike packages, which ship in from the south with the associated pests and problems like africanized bees and small hive beetle, our nucs are built from tested Maryland stock.
  • The five frames quickly transfer into your equipment, creating less stress on the bees and the beekeeper.
  • No expensive shipping charges. You pick up your hive in Middletown, MD.
  • If you have brand new equipment, we can install the nuc directly into your hive at no extra charge.
Flickerwood Apiary
Kirsten & Michael Traynor
Middletown, MD 21769
Tel: 301 371 8527
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Maryland Reared Queens
reared from NWC stock and open-mated in our apiary
limited production; never banked, but kept laying in nuc
$35 per marked queen; available for pick-up

5-frame Nucleus Colonies
Comes with 5 medium frames
in reusable cardboard nuc box, which is yours to keep,
and a marked queen.

No frame exchanges, no equipment drop off.

$150 per nuc

discounts on orders of 5 or more

Order early for Spring 2015.

Limited number of 4 frame deep nucs available.

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