Buy A Bee Hive From Ben’s Bees
When buying a beehive, there are some very important factors to consider. Ben’s Bees offer decades of bee experience, top-notch service and quality products and services. We want you (and your bees!) to have the best experience possible.
At Ben’s Bees, you can purchase bees only or bees and a hive together. A bee colony that establishes a hive is called a nucleus hive. It’s a small but complete colony designed to expand.
Already have your own hive?
A nucleus hive is what you need. Nucleus hives (or ‘nucs’ as they are commonly known) are small colonies of bees that are created, or split off, from larger colonies.
The name is derived from the fact that the hive is centred around the queen. Nucleus hives are like a starter culture for yoghurt. They contain all the right ingredients to get your very own beehive colony expanding!
Simply transfer the frames from the nucleus hive into your own hive and you’re good to go.
Need bees and a hive?
Our Full Package option is what you need. Ben’s Bees nuc hives are based on Langstroth dimensions – the most popular size in the world.
Five individual frames make up the nuc. One is full of honey, while three frames are covered with bees (about 2,500 in total), as well as brood (larvae), eggs and pollen. The fifth frame is brand new, with a natural wax foundation.
Need bee hive components to make your own hive?
Don’t have time to assemble and paint your own beehive? Ben’s Bees can solve that problem for you.
You can purchase individual bee hive components from our store.
Below are our prices for our nucleus hives (bees only) and our full package (bees + hive). Pick-up only in Nunawading, Victoria.