4 Frame Canadian Nuc
4 Frame Canadian Nuc
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4 Frame Canadian Nuc

SKU # 1014297   
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Our 4 frame Canadian Nuc will be originating from Canada (North American stock).  The genus and species of the queen bee is a mix of Italian (Apis mellifera ligustica) and Carniolan (Apis mellifera carnica).  This type of queen/nuc is very well suited for Canadian winters for survivability and overwintering.  These bees are not prone to swarming and like all types of honey bees, beekeepers must be vigilant in taking care of them.  Nucs are a much better choice for new beekeepers as spring conditions in Canada can be very challenging, as well as the added bonus of having a frame of honey right away!



  • 1 New Mellivo Migratory Top
  • 4 Frames of Brood with bees and established laying Queen
  • 1 Frame of Honey
  • 4 New Wood Frames with Black Pierco Waxed Foundation
  • 1 In-Hive Feeder with Feed
  • 1 Screened Bottom Board
  • Supplied in a typical langstroth deep hive

Species Details



The Italian Bee(Apis mellifera ligustica) is the most commonly kept variety of honeybee. They are a great choice for beginners because they tend not to swarm and have gentler dispositions. Italians are yellow-brown in color with dark bands and they have the habit of building large colonies that produce tremendous honey stores. This increase in colony size often starts early with increased brood rearing, becasue of this, colonies may require feeding over the winter.


The Carniolan Bee(Apis mellifera carnica) is favored among beekeepers for several reasons, not the least being its ability to defend itself successfully against insect pests while at the same time being extremely gentle in its behavior toward beekeepers. These bees are particularly adept at adjusting worker population to nectar availability. It relies on these rapid adjustments of population levels to rapidly expand worker bee populations after nectar becomes available in the spring, and, again, to rapidly cut off brood production when nectar ceases to be available in quantity. It meets periods of high nectar with high worker populations and consequently stores large quantities of honey and pollen during those periods.

 How to Get Started with Backyard Beekeeping


  1. Prep Your Hive(s)
  2. Choose a Location for Your Hive(s)
  3. Install Your Bees
  4. Feed Your Bees
  5. Add an Additional Deep Hive Body
  6. Test for Mites
  7. Place a Queen Excluder above the Brood Box
  8. Add a medium (or deep) super to the hive
  9. Harvest the Honey!
  10. Winterize Your Hive(s)


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Order Online for In Store Pick, at Select Locations Only

  • Kamloops, BC

  • Saskatoon, SK

  • Spruce Grove, AB

  • Yorkton, SK

  • Red Deer, AB

  •  Winnipeg Pembina, MB

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