Thank you so much for your interest...if you want to get started for 2019, Nucs will be $170. This will include 5 frames of brood, a marked queen and a wooden box that is yours to keep.
Due to the high demand in 2018 and the extended winter we learned that we will no longer be selling nucs with Ohio Queens. Like all agriculture and livestock, queen production is influenced by weather and climate. This prevents us (and puts too much pressure on us) to provide quality queens in a timely manner. Quality truly is what we strive for.
Of course this does not prevent you from buying an out of state nuc or package and then requeening with an Ohio queen later. Remember, all the genetics of the hive come from the queen.
If you aren't comfortable requeening, check out our requeening class we will be offering in the Spring.