Sold out for 2017 - now taking orders for 2018.
Nucleus colonies of honey bees are only supplied for orders with payment made in advance of the start of the breeding season in May so order before then to avoid disappointment.
Nucleus colonies are for collection only - Free Delivery does not apply.
Nucleus colonies normally become available for collection in May and June - it is naturally variable so it is impossible to predict.
Customers who have ordered will be notified by email when colonies are ready to collect - colonies can only be held for one week after this notification.
Bees for sale are bred in U.K. and supplied on a minimum of 5 combs with a U.K. bred laying queen. They are supplied ready for transport in an appropriate nucleus hive which is included in the price. These nucleus colonies are supplied on Cornish Top Bars suitable for our Cornish Top Bar Hive.
With basic care, bees can be transported long distances safely but carriers do not take care (it is not fair on the poor bees) so you will understand why we only offer bees for collection.
We are members of the Bee Farmers Association of the U.K. - the voice of professional beekeeping. Over the years we have passed on hundreds of colonies, helping beginners and beekeeping projects to start their own apiaries.
All livestock is disease checked and in accordance with NBU and FERA guidelines.
Availability: Not in stock now - stock ready 16/06/2018