• Local Loudoun Virginia Nucs and Queens List

    Loudoun Beekeepers Association (LBA) is making an effort to educate and encourage club members to create local nucleus (nuc) colonies. Below is a list of LBA members producing local nucs and/or queens. It is each producer's responsibility to have their apiaries inspected by the Virginia State Apiary Inspector for the current year.

    Please note that availability of nucs and queens is seasonal, and quantity from small scale producers is limited.

    Disclaimer: The Loudoun Beekeepers Association does not endorse any particular service or product provider, is not liable for any failed products, personal liability, or damages incurred, nor do we control the providers bee rearing methods and business practices. We provide this information for the general public only as a list of LBA members who have stated they provide these products or services. Buyers will need to contact individual producers with questions regarding nucs and queens, as the LBA is not a broker.

    What should I ask the nuc/queen producer?

    • Are your bees inspected annually by the VA State Apiary Inspector?
    • Do you still have nucs for sale? 
    • What size nucs are available, deep or medium frames?
    • How many frames in the nuc?
    • What are the contents of the nuc's frames (number of brood frames, number of food frames, number of frames of empty comb, number of frames with foundation only)
    • How old is the Queen? Is she marked?
    • Are your queens mated locally, purchased, or both?
    • How is the Nuc transported (cardboard nuc box, buyer’s box, producers box (to be returned))?
    • If applicable, pick-up times and location
    • Cost
  • Bob Ragsdale

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    Bob Ragsdale

    • Company Name: Queens, Top-bar & Langstroth Nucs
      Location: Leesburg, VA
      Email Address: bob.ragsdale@braccohpf.com
      Products: Nucs, Queens
      Availability notes: Summer Queens and Nucs Available

    Nucs for:

    • Langstroth Hives (in either natural, foundation-less comb, or comb that has been started on foundation).
    • Top-Bar Hives (built to Wyatt Mangum dimensions - which can easily be trimmed to fit narrower top-bar hives.)

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       1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

    Bob Ragsdale helped us with a honey bee swarm on short notice. I gave him a call and he was at our house in 30 minutes! He was very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. He didn't charge us...or accept money. He said the bees were thanks enough.  It is rare you run in to such a friendly, kind person. Bob is a class act!

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