Tasmanian Honey Store

Production Queens & Nucs

PRE ORDER IS ESSENTIAL Please fill out the form to place your order Click here

Our Queens

Our Queen Bees are bred by us in Tasmania, ensuring top quality and excellent genetics.

  • 🐝 Beautiful, mated Italian queens
  • Temperament: Docile and very productive
  • Re-queen now: Get a fast start for the next season

Availability

Our queens are available September to March. PRE ORDER IS ESSENTIAL Please fill out the form to place your order Click here

Shipping and Pick-Up for Queens only. (we cannot ship Nucs)

  • Pick-Up: Available every Thursday. Please place your order by Sunday for Thursday pick-up.
  • Shipping: Request express post for an additional $15.00 for up to 20 queens. We only ship queens on Mondays. Orders must be placed by 4 PM on Sunday to be posted on Monday.

Each queen comes in a queen cage with 5-6 escorts and candy to ensure their safe journey to you.

    What is a Beehive Nuc?

    A Nuc is a startup box of bees with a queen, perfect for beginning your own hive. The bees and queen are placed into a small 40cm x 30cm coreflute box (returnable for a refund). This box contains 5 standard (ideal) frames of bees.

    What Other Equipment is Required to Start My New Hive?

    When you purchase a Nuc from us, you must be prepared with all the necessary equipment. Similar to buying a puppy, you’ll need to have all the essential items to care for your new hive.

    Things You Will Need:

    • Hive boxes: These will be the permanent home for your bees.
    • Frames and foundation: To support the bees in building their comb.
    • Bee suit or jacket: For your protection while handling the bees.
    • Gloves: To keep your hands safe.
    • Smoker: To calm the bees during inspections.
    • Hive tool: Essential for separating frames and scraping wax.
    • Feeder: To provide supplemental feeding if necessary.
    • Bee brush: To gently move bees off frames.

    Having these items ready will ensure a smooth start for your new hive and happy, healthy bees.

    PRE ORDER IS ESSENTIAL Please fill out the form to place your order Click here

    Pick-Up Locations

    • Sassafras Tasmania

    Important Note

    When you receive your bees, please put a drop of water on the queen cage as they may be thirsty after transit.

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