New Jersey Nucleus Colonies

Made with overwintered NJ New World Carniolan Queens & Honeybees

Mary inspecting our 2022 Splits

5 Frame New Jersey Nucleus Colonies

We offer 5-Frame New Jersey Nucleus Colonies. They are made from strong overwintered New World Carniolan Honeybees and Queens!

The price for a 5-Frame New Jersey Nuc is $250.00.

We will be begin our 1st Spring inspections by the end of March.

When making a NJ Nucleus Colony we confirm the queen is accepted and we confirm the queen is laying a good pattern before we let it go.

It could take up to 2 weeks or more before we are ready to sell the split.

When you get the split you will need to add it to larger box and begin feeding it, possibly every day for 2 to 4 weeks.

This is our 20th years selling NJ Nucleus Colonies and Queens! We hope you will consider our New Jersey Nucleus Hives!

Contact us to for questions or to order your Nucleus Colony

Honeybee Races added to our Beekeeping Operation

In late 2002 we made a commitment to develop a stronger local honeybee after half of our hives died. In 2005 we began grafting queens after Ed completed Sue Cobey’s Queen Rearing course at the University of Ohio. In 2007 and 2008 Mary attended Sue Cobey’s beginning and advanced Instrumental Insemination courses at UC Davis.

Listed below, year-by-year are the races of the Western Honey Bee stock which we have added to our operation:

2003 – introduced Russian queens from Bob Brachman(NY) and Hubert Tubs Apiaries (MS).

2004– brought in Russian queens from Bob Brachman (NY) and Ray Revis(NC).

2005– brought in Russian queens from Ray Revis (NC).

2006 -conducted 1st grafting; brought in Russian queens from Bob Brachman(NY) and Ray Revis(NC). Introduced a Russian Breeder queen from Glenn Apiaries(CA).

2007 – began regular queen grafting sessions from May through August; brought in a Russian breeder queen from Glenn Apiaries(CA) and introduced Kirk Webster(VT) Russian winter nucs.

2008– brought in Glenn Aiaries (CA)Russian and Carniolan breeder queens. Conducted queen grafting sessions.

2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 – brought in Sue Cobey (CA,WA) NWC Breeder Queens and Charlie Harper(LA) Russian queens each year.Continued seasonal grafting sessions from May through August

2013 -brought in a Sue Cobey (WA) NWC breeder queen. Continued seasonal grafting sessions from May through August

2014 -brought in a Sue Cobey NWC breeder queen. Established hives with VSH John Harbo daughter queens. Continued seasonal grafting sessions from May through August

2015 – brought in VSH Queens. Continued seasonal grafting sessions from May through August

2016 – brought in VSH Queens and Strachan NWC queens

2017 – brought in Strachan NWC queens

2018 – brought in Strachan NWC queens

2019 – brought in Strachan NWC queens

2022- ordered Strachan NWC queens for 2023