We will begin taking orders for spring 2024 on January 1st, 2024.
Prices for spring 2024 will be posted later this year. Please see below for nuc options and descriptions. Please contact us with any questions.
We no longer sell local honey.
Bee Removals :
We do not perform them, but we can recommend a good beekeeper who can.
CNC Farms was founded by third generation beekeeper, Eddie Collins. Eddie grew up around bees, but did not like them much. When he discovered his father-in-law was pollinating his garden with Q-tips, he decided to get back into bees. Those two hives grew into hundreds while he worked alongside migratory beekeepers. He eventually became one himself. He named his business after his two daughters, whose initials were both CNC. Connie, his eldest daughter and fourth generation beekeeper, now runs the day to day operations and grafts the queens.
Our mission at CNC Farms is to promote sustainable beekeeping practices and educate the public about the importance of bees. When we sell you a hive, we will work with you so you feel confident with your bees. We believe we can help protect these vital pollinators and ensure the health of our planet for generations to come by working together.
In all options, you will get a guaranteed 5 frame nuc - 5+ frames of brood/honey / new queen/lot of bees. Please note we will not be marking queens this season. All options are for pick-up only. No deliveries. These bees are Italian and Carniolan. Please note that we are sold out for 2023. The prices below are from 2023. We will be updating the prices for 2024 later this fall. Please contact us with any questions. We will begin taking orders for 2024 on January 1st, 2024.
Option 1 - Five Frame Nuc - $170
A five-frame nuc in a Pro Nuc box. This option comes with a newly mated queen, bees, and guaranteed two frames of brood. Your five frames will be a mix of either wood or plastic that will have brood, honey, and pollen. There will not be room for the hive to expand, and a hive body will be needed after purchase.
Option 2 - Single Hive - $190
You place the order. I’ll build the nuc in my equipment. Then you will bring an empty hive, and we will move the nuc from my equipment into yours. You will need to bring the following equipment in when picking up your bees.
Your purchase includes:
8 frames consisting of 5+ brood, and honey.
Feeder (Inline One-Gallon)
Equipment Needed:1 each of the following per hive purchased.
Hive body box
Unhatched queen cell.
Please contact me to be added to our waitlist.
When and if queen cells become available, I will contact everyone on the waitlist. They will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Being added to the waitlist does not guarantee you a queen cell.
These are queen CELLS.
Mated queens are unavailable at this time.
Check out this great video that a customer made while picking up their hive in 2023. Their youtube channel is called, "Country Living Experience: A Homesteading Journey."