• 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, nor do we control their methods and business practices. We provide this information for the general public only as a list of LBA members who provide these products or services. Buyers should contact individual producers with questions regarding nucs and queens.

    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
  • Bret Fisher

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    Bret Fisher

    • Company Name: Chestnut Glen Bees
      Location: Haymarket, VA
      Phone Number: 703-965-6216
      Email Address: CGBees@gmail.com
      Products: Nucs, Queens
      Availability notes: Queens available June through August 2021.

    Our nucs are 5-frame mediums led by one of our own Virginia-bred, marked queens in a wooden nuc box for you to keep & use in your owdark_queen.png.91e89b051249a48b6174c9260623ec1d.pngn operation. Overwintered nucs will be available in limited quantities beginning mid-April, and Spring nucs will be available around the 1st of June, as will queens that we raise in our own apiary. As required by Virginia Bee Law, our bees are inspected and certified to be disease-free each year by the State Apiarist. Spring nucs are led by daughters of our best overwintered queens from the previous season. All nucs include 3-4 frames of brood and 1-2 frames of honey/pollen and open comb. Once placed into your 8- or 10-frame Langstroth hive they will expand rapidly. 

    We started with locally-raised hygienic Italian queens, but over the past several years of open-mating in our Northern Virginia apiary many have emerged as darker bees, some even all black. That could be from some feral or Carniolan influence, but “local mutts” is about as accurate as we can be now. They are gentle, easy to work, good honey producers, and overwinter well in our climate with minimal intervention. Organic varroa mite treatments are applied when needed. 

    All nuc and queen sales are for local pick up by appointment only at our apiary approximately two miles south of the Loudoun/Prince William county line off of Route 15. We're always happy to show customers around our small operation and talk about bees, but if you're in a hurry we understand that, too, and can get you back on the road promptly. 

    Email CGBees@gmail.com for further information and an order form. 

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