Betterbee offers a wide range of queen bee mating nucs and other essential supplies for rearing healthy queens.
Queen mating nucs are small bee hives from which a queen emerges from her cell, goes on her mating flight, and returns to lay her eggs. The smaller hive makes it easier to find (or "catch") the queen and move her to another hive or prepare her for sale.
Betterbee offers two queen mating nuc systems: one polystyrene version from our friends at Lyson in Poland, and one we developed and use at Betterbee. In addition to these mating nucs, we offer a variety of queen rearing equipment and supplies, including mini bee hives, frames, and swarm boxes.