Making Nucs, hands-on

For advanced beekeepers only. You MUST have a minimum of 2 years of active beekeeping experience to take this course.

June 11th, Sunday
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Length: 3 hours
Price $180

At our educational apiary
The Living Centre,  5871 Bells Rd, London

The online follow up on ZOOM
July 10th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

You are going to make a nucleus colony (nuc), together with a teacher.  You will have a hands-on, in-person experience using colonies from our hives.  Choosing a larva of a proper age to become a queen. Selecting brood frames and resources for a new nucleus colony and moving them to the new hive. Pros and cons of a 5-6 frame box and the regular Langstroth hive box as a home for the nucleus colony. Demonstration of moving the nucleus colony to the Long (horizontal) Langstroth hive.

There will be a follow up on ZOOM on July 10th at 7pm. You will be able to see in a short video a progress of the nuc which you have made and the final outcome. There will be time for questions and answers.

A good knowledge of beekeeping and terminology is expected from participants.

Please bring your own veil (a must). A bee jacket or a bee suit is also welcomed, if you feel more comfortable that way.  We will be working bees without gloves. Please, do not bring your own hive tool. Water bottles are recommended.

Course must be prepaid to reserve your spot. Sign up now before you miss out. Refunds are 50%. If you cancel, it has to be done 48h the latest before start of the class to receive the refund. No refunds, if you are a no show.


Brood comb in various stages
Supersedure queen cell
Supersedure/ emergency queen cells
Working bees in a Long Langstroth hive