Overwintered nucleus colonies are an excellent method for Northern beekeepers to minimize their dependence on package bees. These allow the beekeeper to prepare nucleus colonies during the summer to overwinter and provide nucleus colonies for sale or to use the following spring. Colonies overwinter in 8 frames in a four frame over four frame configuration. The overwintered nucleus colonies we sell are raised in these boxes.
There are many advantages of overwintered nucleus colonies!
Note: Frames, foundation and outer cover are not included.