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2021 Nucs, Packages, Queens!

We are excited for 2021 and can't wait to supply you with your bees. This year we will have Purebred Russian Nucs, HoneyStrong Genetically Diverse Nucs, HS Local Genetic Packages, and Full Hives. We have bulk pricing available for packages, nucs, and for full hives. Call us for orders over 10 for more information. We will try our best to keep the dates below, but please know it is all weather dependent. In any case, you will be notified of any changes to your date.  We will only notify you if there are changes to the dates. 


We do not do any equipment trade offs. The nuc transport box can later be used to do a split or even put up in a tree as a swarm trap. However, we will gladly take your package/nuc box off your hand if you do not have a need for but we do not 'buy' them back.


The pickup location is: 1753 Ebenezer Rd Smyrna, SC 29743   (We do not ship, pick up only). You must be there the day you order your bees. Not showing up on the day you order will forfeit your order. 


ALL PICKUPS (Nucs and Packages)  ARE ALL ON TIME AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP BETWEEN 8AM-12PM. Refer to the date on your receipt. We recommend you come early AM to pick the bees up. 

FULL HIVE pickups are at 6:30-7pm Please bring your suits for full hive pickups so that you can go through the hive before you leave. 



2021 HoneyStrong #3 Packages

Our #3 HoneyStrong Packages are created using our local genetic stock. The genetic makeup of this stock is a combination of Italian and Carniolan. Italian bees are widely known for their strong honey production and the Carniolan bees are mainly known for their gentle nature. Bulk prices are offered on all orders above 10 packages. Please call us for price breakdowns and orders over 10 packages.


#3 packages are $125 per package for quantities less than 10 and include the following: a screen box, sugar water in a container, +/- 3 lbs of bees which include nurse bees, drone bees, foragers and guard bees. The  marked and mated queen will be in a separate cage with feeder bees inside the package. 



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2021 HoneyStrong Nucs 

Just like our packages, our HoneyStrong Nucs are created using our local genetic stock. The genetic makeup of this stock is a combination of Italian and Carniolan. Italian bees are widely known for their strong honey production and the Carniolan bees are mainly known for their gentle nature. Bulk prices are offered on all orders over 10 nucs. Please call us for price breakdowns and orders over 10 nucs.


HoneyStrong Nucs are $190 for an earlier date and drop down to $175 after the first couple weeks of April. A HoneyStrong nuc will include the following: a wooden transport box, 5 deep frames of drawn comb (3-5 frames of brood/eggs, and 2-3 frames of honey/pollen), a marked and mated queen, and enough bees to begin a colony of your own. The wooden transport box works great as a swarm trap, but can also be used for splits or queen raising within your own apiary. The nuc will be sealed up for transportation to your apiary but has a ventilation hole to prevent the bees from overheating. We encourage early morning pickups 8-10am.


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Purebred Russian Nucs 2021

Purebred Russian Nucs are $220 and are only available one date for 2021. Purebred Russian queens come from a member of the Russian Honey Bee Breeders Association. A Purebred Russian Nuc will include the following: a wooden transport box, 5 deep frames of drawn comb (3-5 frames of brood/eggs, and 2-3 frames of honey/pollen), a marked and mated queen, and enough bees to begin a colony of your own. The wooden transport box works great as a swarm trap, but can also be used for splits or queen raising within your own apiary. The nuc will be sealed up for transportation to your apiary but has a ventilation hole to prevent the bees from overheating. We encourage early morning pickups 8-10am. 


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Full Hives 2021

We sell full hives. We sell single 10 frames, single 8 frames, doubles 10's, and doubles 8's. This is the best item to buy at best price. For singles. you receive 1 deep box, 10 frames (fully drawn out) with larva, capped brood, honey, lid, bottom board, and a laying 2021 queen. Pickup is an hour before sunset, we go through the hive(s) together and do a full inspection (please bring your suit and any questions you have). At sunset, we load up the bees to ensure you have as many bees as possible!

+Singles (8's or 10's) $280

+Doubles (8's or 10s) $350

 The bulk prices are not listed here as we have huge price breaks when it comes to bulk orders 10+.  If you are interested in purchasing more than 10 hives, please call us. 704-993-6833 


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Queens

As always, please text us the day before so that we can pull the morning of. We do this as it is proven that if a queen isn't laying constantly, her ovaries will begin to shut down. We currently have HoneyStrong Genetically Diverse Queens.


  • ($30) HoneyStrong Genetically Diverse Marked Queens (March 1st-Nov 1st)
    • Less than 10 queens: recommended to reserve 1-6 days in advance
    • More 10 queens: these are sold as a first come first serve basis. recommended reserving as soon as you can. 
  • ($35) HoneyStrong Genetically Diverse Marked Queens (Nov 1st - March 1st)
  • ($50) Prepaid Purebred Russian Marked Queens (must reserve online). 
    • Tentative date will be around May 1st, but if they arrive earlier, we will call you to pick up.

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Terms: Honey Strong LLC does not guarantee that you will be able to successfully establish a colony or "hive" the package or nuc. You agree that you will not attempt to hold us responsible for whatever may happen to your package or nuc after it is picked up or for the survival or productivity of the hive that you may establish from the package or nuc. We do not guarantee that a queen or queens will be successfully introduced to or will be accepted by your hive. You agree that you will not hold Honey Strong LLC responsible for queen survival in your hive, or for the condition or productivity of your hive after introduction. NO CANCELLATIONS OR REFUNDS. Pick-up date is subject to weather conditions. In order to receive the best result, move the bees over to the permanent hive within hours of arriving at your destination. 


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