These are 4 frame nucs consisting of 2 deep frames of brood in all stages and 2 frames of feed/pollen/empty cells. They come in a non-refundable coroplast nuc box that is included in the price. 95% of the frames in my operation are wooden frames with drawn plastic foundation and they have only been used as brood frames for one or two seasons which means that they are in good condition and don’t have the disadvantages that come with old dark brood comb. May nucs typically come with either a proven overwintered queen, or a local queen mated in the current season, but if the weather conditions are unsuitable for mating, an imported queen. If you are purchasing a nuc for next season you have the option of only paying a deposit at the time of purchase and paying the remainder prior to receiving the nuc. Free delivery to rendezvous points on Vancouver Island is available.