Sell your spare nucs


Notes on the information buyers ask for when buying a nuc.

What is the frame size? it is important that the bees are on frames that will fit the buyer's hive
How many frame of brood and stores does the nuc consist of? Generally from three to six.
How old is the queen? It is important to state if the queen is a new queen, last years queen or an older queen.
Is the queen marked? It needs to be stated whether the queen is marked or not and whether the marking is the
correct colour for the year the queen was bred in.
What kind of traveling box will the bees be in? There are several different boxes on the market and boxes
can be home made.
What kind of bees are they? The strain of bee and whether the bees/queen were imported may help answer
this question to some degree - but I always say my bees are Norfolk Mongrels
When were your bees last inspected by bee inspector? State when your bees last had an inspection.
Has your apiary ever had any notifiable diseases? Hopefully there has never been any AFB or EFB in your
apiary or anywhere near you.
Have the bees been recently treated for Varroa mites? If you have a full record of your inspections and treatments
and can provide that with your nuc that's good practice.

The aim of this site is to put local buyers in touch with local sellers.

Advice on making up a nuc - click here

If you would like me to help you sell your bees then please email me -