Buy Bees From Ben’s Bees
It’s so important to buy healthy bees from a professional beekeeper, or your whole hive can become diseased or decimated. Ben’s Bees offer clean and healthy colonies of bees, top-notch service and quality products and services. For guaranteed healthy bees in Melbourne and country Victoria, you need Ben’s Bees.
At Ben’s Bees, you can purchase bees only or bees and a hive together. A bee colony designed to establish a hive is called a nucleus hive. It’s a small but complete colony designed to expand.
Bees are only available from October to late January.
Need Bees AND A Hive?
See our page for beehives for sale.
Ben’s Bees nuc hives are based on Langstroth dimensions, which are 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.
Already Have A Hive?
If you already have a beehive, such as a Flow Hive, then 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.
Our nucleus hives contain a bee colony of approximately 2,500 bees and a queen bee.
Pick-up only in Nunawading, Victoria. Delivery is not available.