Queens, Nucs & Splits

Queens, nucs & splits is a catch-all page for information on this critical part of raising bees successfully. The page will change with offerings available.

As of November 2013, a CMBA Nuc Group has formed, with the object of raising nucleus colonies that will be available for sale to CMBA members. If you are interested in joining the Nuc Group to help in this endeavor, please contact us. You will be very welcome, and it is bound to be a wonderful, hands-on learning experience for both “newbees” and old hands alike.

CMBA will have nucs for sale in the spring of 2014. The sale will be pre-paid on a first come, first served basis. The order form is here. If you have purchased nucleus hives, please see this information sheet on receiving your nucs.

A listing of queen-rearing courses and talks, available more or less locally, is available here. (Dates now past for 2013, but the links are still good for further information)

For sources of locally raised queens and nucs, see the Suppliers page here.

Please also see the Resources page for other educational information.