What is a NUC?

What is a NUC?

Tweet‘Nucs’ or nucleus colonies are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies. The name is derived from the fact that a nuc hive is centered on a queen – the nucleus of the honey bee colony. A five frame nuc consists of a “laying” queen that has already...

Planting the Right Garden for Pollinators

TweetFor bees, their forage or food supply consists of nectar and pollen from blooming plants within flight range (2 – 3 mile radius).  The source for nectar and pollen differ with the region, season, and vegetation.  So, before you begin to plant…..check out...
Honeybee Democracy

Honeybee Democracy

TweetFebruary 2017 Elizabeth Hill, economist/beekeeper, gave a presentation at the Beekeeping Certification course ( through the College of Agriculture and Sustainability and Environmental Science at UDC) on The Biology of Honeybees and Colonies: Queen, Worker,...

Reasons to Keep Bees

TweetThere are many reasons to keep bees. Here are the main reasons people keep them: Honey Production – Honey is the human race’s oldest sweet. A new keeper should NOT expect to harvest any substantial honey until at least the colony’s second or third year. Leave it...