2023 Nucs, Packages, Full Hives
We are excited for 2023 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 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. In the past couple of years we have increased the number of full hives we have sold and have heard great feedback on buying the larger colonies. We encourage you all to look into getting a full hive and the equipment that it comes with.
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 and can reuse them in the future years. This helps us to keep our cost down.
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 Nuc and Package PICKUPS ARE ALL ON TIME AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP BETWEEN 8AM-11AM. Refer to the date on your receipt. We recommend you come early AM to pick nucs/packages up. FULL HIVE pickups are Friday evenings. Please bring your suits for full hive pickups so that you can go through the hive before you leave. Be sure to come early enough to allow adequate time to go through the hive(s). BULK ORDERS: Anything over 4 hives, or total packages/nucs over 10, please call/text/email us (704-993-6833 | info@HoneyStrong.com) for pricing and method to place deposit down:
Disclaimer: By buying bees from us you are agreeing to our terms and conditions listed at the bottom of this page. When picking up your bees, you should bring protective gear in case any bees were to 'leak' out of the package/nuc/hive(s). Bees travel best in/on an open truck bed. Once you leave the property, we are no longer responsible. A lightweight sheet is great to cover the bees with.
Full Hives 2023
Closed full hive dates:
2023 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.
HoneyStrong Nucs are $180. 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.
Closed full nuc dates:
HoneyStrong Packages 2023
Our 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.
Packages are $125-$130 per package for quantities less than 10 and include the following: a screen box, sugar water in a container, nurse bees, drone bees, foragers and guard bees. The 2022 mated queen will be in a separate cage with feeder bees inside the package.
Current available package dates: 04/08/2023, 04/15/2023
Sold Out Dates: 03/25/2023, 04/01/2023, 04/22/2023
As always, please text us at least the day before so that we can pull the queen the morning of pickup. We currently have HoneyStrong Genetically Diverse Queens. All of our queens (except Purebred Russians) come from our own yards. We take pride in our ability to raise so many and pride in their genetic. The queen lay at least 2+ weeks before we pull them.
- $35 HoneyStrong Genetically Diverse Marked and Mated Queens
- Less than 10 queens: recommended to reserve 1-3 days in advance via texting us (704-993-6833)
- More 10 queens. We recommend reserving as soon as you can.
- $50 Prepaid Purebred Russian Marked Queens
- Use the form below to reserve your queen. The first of May is when our orders usually come in, but if they come in before then, we will contact you.
Purebred Russian Nucs 2023
Terms and Condition: Honey Strong LLC does not guarantee that you will be able to successfully establish a colony or "hive" the package, nuc and/or hive. You agree that you will not attempt to hold us responsible for whatever may happen to your package, nuc, and/or hive after it is picked up or for the survival or productivity of the hive that you may establish from the package, nuc, and/or hive. 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. All liability is waived once you leave our property with your bees.