• 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
  • Todd Soos

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    Todd S.

    • Company Name: Basking Bee Farm
      Location: Lovettsville, VA
      Phone Number: 571.305.2233 (Call or text)
      Email Address: honey@baskingbee.com
      Products: Nucs
      Availability notes: 2022 Medium Nucs, Late April/Early May - Limited quantities, call for availability

    Call, text, or email for availability.

    Providing 5-frame medium nucs with marked, Spring queens (Italians and Loudoun Local hybrids).

    Limited quantities of overwintered nucs available.  Nucs are 5 frames of brood, food, and bees, and are sold in a wax nuc box.  Alternatively, we can make arrangements for you to pick up your nucs at our location using your own equipment.  Available on weekends or by appointment.



    Basking Bee Farm & Apiary



    571.305.2233 (Call or Text)



    Edited by Todd S.

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    Joan Gardiner

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    Very professional and reassuring.

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