2024 Alabama Nucleus Hive with Bees

$184.99 USD
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Alabama Nucleus Hive Bees For Sale


Add your email to the 2025 list to get early access.

To be added to the waiting list for 2024, add your email to the overstock 5 frame option and we will email you if we have cancelations or with extras. Overstocks are first ordered, first served.

We have several deals we are offering on our 2024 Bee Colonies that are pre-ordered.


To get the deal, checkout with all the products together for the automatic discount. 

Plus, all orders for Nucleus Hives or Overwintered Hives get a special offer during checkout.

For 2024, we will have our Alabama bees for sale in 8 frame hives with overwintered queens and 5 frame hives with 2023 queens. All of our nucleus hives include bees with Italian genetics, so they are gentle and easy for any beekeeper to manage.
All of our bee nucs for sale come on deep frames, you keep all the equipment included with your nucleus hive, and you can pick them up from our retail store in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

We organize a bee pickup day on Saturday mornings. You can choose your pickup day and the type of hive you want on this screen.

We will email you details about picking up your bees, so be sure to use the correct email and phone number. If you are a beginner beekeeper, be sure to read our 5 part master guide on getting started with bees.  Or take a look at our entire beekeeping blog for more information on beekeeping.

See our video on how to install a nucleus hive

While picking up your nuc, you can shop in our store and pick up any last minute supplies you need. It's best to have your permanent bee hive ready before picking up your bees. So be sure to shop early for at least these 5 beekeeping supplies you need.

Our 8 frame "nucs" will come with a painted pine, wooden bottom board, 8 frame deep box, 8 deep frames and a migratory cover. These hives will be booming when you get them and can be kept in the 8 frame equipment or moved into 10 frame equipment. These are a step up from the standard 5 frame; available for pickup from Birmingham in earlier than our 5 frame nucs.

Our standard 5 frame nucleus hives come in a temporary pro-nuc plastic hive that is great for transportation. These 5 frame nucs will be available starting in April. 

A nucleus hive is a small colony of honeybees with all the resources needed to start developing into a full-size honey bee colony. A nucleus hive is used by beekeepers to start a new beehive by transferring the frames in the temporary nucleus hive into a permanent wooden hive supplied by the beekeeper. The other option for starting a colony of bees is a package. We do not have package bees for sale. Read about comparing package bees and nucleus hives on our blog.

Alabama Nucleus Hive prices vary by the date they are picked up. The earlier you install a colony of bees in the year, the more likely they will be to make honey and survive their first winter. Our overwintered hives are prime for doing very well and making honey during their first year and are only available in February and March.

Not available to be shipped.

We communicate nuc details via email, so subscribe to your email address to get important information.

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS: Nucleus hives are live animals and because of this, they cannot be returned to us for a refund. We do our best to supply excellent bees and queens in our nucs, but if there are any issues with them, we need to be notified within 7 days of the bees being picked up. The whole purchase price of the bees is non-refundable when requested within 30 days of the pickup window. We understand this is not ideal, but because these are live animals and there is a lot of work and equipment that goes into preparing the bees early, this is our policy to make sure bees are taken care of. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Kevin M.

The process of getting the bees was a breeze they was busy but got everyone in and out.When I opened it I was surprised it was full of bees and looked great. This will be the way I go from now on thanks


The process of picking up the nuc was effortless. The quality of the nuc and number of bees was perfect. So far the hive has been really strong.

That's awesome, Jeremy! Here's to a buzzing season ahead!


I purchase 2-3 nucs every year from these guys. Bees are Always strong and healthy. Packaging and pick up is professional and efficient. Products are quality & Prices are competitive but the best value is their customer service. Staff is knowledgeable and always willing to help with any questions or concerns.
That’s priceless!


Picked up a Nuc today that I worked with Brian on this week to get I lost a hive unexpectedly and foxhound came through to get me a hive to take home. Very nice wood frame quality! Adam helped to get me everything else I would need to get this hive going and answered all my questions. And was kind!! Something that’s rare nowadays. I Will always come here for Bee supplies. I highly recommend this place!

Dwaine S.
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The people at Foxhound are great to deal with. Watched their video and followed their advice and al went well.