Where to purchase
Bees (Nucs & Queens)
Products (wholesale only)
In South Carolina
A South Carolina bee yard in early May; Bees were prepared to go to local
melon and cuke pollination, which we have discontinued.
|| Making nucs (small starter hives) is part of the spring work. Think
of them as the "calf" from the "pregnant cows" - the hives that have
overwintered in South Carolina. This is early April. Some of the nucs will go north for
sale to beekeepers, mostly to replace winter losses. Others will be sold to South Carolina
beekeepers or will be kept to use for requeening pollination hives.
| Each of the nucs will require a new queen. Some of our queens
are purchased and shipped here in battery boxes. Each plastic cage in the box below has a
queen in it. The worker bees that cluster around and over the cages will stay because of
the odor of these vigorous young queens.
Other queens are reared here in
our operation. For more on grafting queen cells click here.
Making nucs in 2001
Making nucs in 2002
|| Nucs distributed in a hay field prior to loading for the trip
Loading for the trip
Kutik's Honey Farm
285 Lyon Brook Rd. Norwich, NY 13815 607-336-4105, Fax: 607-336-4199
(February through May, we are usually in South
This page was last updated on February 4, 2012.