A nuc (or nucleus colonies) can be purchased to get a good start on your own colony.
Nucs are small honey bee colonies created from larger colonies. The term refers both to the smaller size box and the colony of honeybees within it. The name is derived from the fact that a nuc hive is centered on a queen, the nucleus of the honey bee colony.
If you have had bad luck and lost your colony, purchasing a nuc may be the easiest and quickest way to re-start your colony. Call Mark at 403-874-1639 to see what he has available.
Complete Nuc Kit, includes:
When you pick up your bees, your queen is laying eggs and is in good shape.