Sunday, March 21, 2010

Backyard beekeeping

Just having some fun with a couple of nucleus bee boxes. I wanted something a little different to add to my gardens/yard.
These are nucleus bee boxes......they were made so the beekeeper could house a small swarm or to split a large hive. Some beekeepers use the "Nucs" to raise queens in. I have even talked to a couple of experienced beekeepers that have started using these nucs just like they used to use the larger Langstroth hive boxes. They went to these nucs because it's easier on their backs. You can stack these hives the same way and you can add supers on them as well.
I'm going to try them out this year, I've also heard from other beekeepers that do this and they say that the yield of honey is better because the bees always want to build up instead of out.

Hope you enjoyed.
Take care and remember


  1. I love these so much! You did such a great job. You could seriously sell these....... Seriously! Love ya!

  2. How pretty! How many frames do these hold?

  3. I wouldn't know where to start on selling them, J says I should too. Thanks Penny!

    Angie, these particular nucs holds five brood frames. You can buy or make them to hold four frames. And also supers.