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Tennessee's Honey Bees offers the Rent-a-Hive Program. This program is great for backyard gardens, farms, CSAs, orchards, and community gardens. The bees will pollinate and increase yields, and all without you having to do anything with them. We will set out the hives, maintain them monthly, and pick them up after the season is done.


The nucleus hive box, also called a nuc, is a smaller version of a normal beehive, designed to hold fewer frames. The nuc box is smaller because it is intended to contain a smaller number of honeybees, and a smaller space makes it easier for the bees to control the temperature and humidity of the colony, which is vital for brood rearing. When using a Langstroth hive, a nuc is created by pulling two to five frames from an existing colony. These frames and the nurse bees clinging to them form the basis for the nuc colony.


Nucs, or nucleus colonies, 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.


A nuc hive has all the features of a standard 10 frame Langstroth hive except with a reduced width. A typical nuc has 5 Langstroth frames arranged side-by-side.


Nucs can also be created using other hive dimensions. The nuc should be between 3-5 frames of bees, including a queen, workers, brood in all stages, and honey stores.


  • Model: TNHB-NUC-RENT
  • 100 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Tennessee's Honey Bees

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