5 Frame NUC* SOLD OUT
2021 Now taking reservations.
5 Frame Nucleus colony complete
with small cell bees, a laying, marked Queen, plus larvae and brood in all stages of development. Includes a transport box
Available mid-May 2021 depending on the weather.
Medium or Deep NUC............$195
Gentle honeybees with an open
Two pound packages...........Sold Out
Three pound packages........$145
- Includes a marked queen
3 pound package - NO queen....Sold Out
Scheduled 2021 pick up date for packages is April 16
subject to weather.
Queens. 2021 Pre Orders
To place an order use the email
contact form anytime or
call 615-267-0927 between 9AM-7PM.
Production Queen $39
Carniolan - Italian - Caucasian - Mite Chewer
Premium Queens** $45
Marked Queens $5 additional
Queens should be available beginning late May depending on the weather.
All prices shown are for cash or check.
The dates of availability may be earlier or later depending on the weather. All bees will be available for pickup or shipping in the order deposit is paid. $50 deposit per package or NUC is required to confirm reservation. Final payment is due Feb 15, 2021 No refunds for no shows. $50 nonrefundable fee if cancelled after February 15, 2021. We guarantee bees are in good condition at the time they are picked up. Due to many circumstances and management practices that can affect bees outside of our control we cannot be responsible for bees once they leave our premises.
For queens that are shipped we guarantee to deliver healthy, laying queens to the shipping carrier. While we make every effort possible to ensure live delivery, we are not responsible for loss as a result of shipping. In the unlikely event that a loss occurs, it is the recipients responsibility to file a claim with the carrier for a refund.
NUCs are local pick up only. All bees on frames are included. Transport box can be used later for splits and swarms. Packages and Queens can be shipped. Shipping costs are extra. For shipping we only guarantee the bees were in good condition at the time they were delivered to the Postal Service (USPS). We are not liable for the bees once they are accepted by the carrier.
* Our packages and NUCs do not have old bees off pollination and they are state inspected.
**F1 Daughter of II Breeder Queen.
We accept cash, check, or PayPal.
If paying by check mail It to:
Hon Taylor Honeybees
834 Balleycastle Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167
If you are new to beekeeping we recommend you start with at least two hives. Two hives allows you to compare how they grow and allows you to share resources. As an example if you have a weak hive with only a few frames of brood and your other colony is strong with a lot of bees and brood you can give the weak hive a frame of brood from the strong colony. There are other reasons to keep 2 or more, but if you are prefer starting with one your first year then start with one. If you are planning to use deep brood boxes, we do not recommend two pound packages.
If you have any questions about the NUCs feel free to contact us. Beekeeping is a fun and interesting hobby. We wish you the very best of luck in your beekeeping adventure!!