We are taking orders for 2019.
Nucleus colonies are for collection only - Free Delivery does not apply.
The first nucleus colonies normally become available for collection in June and then on throughout summer - it is naturally variable so the availability date below is for guidance.
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. Uncollected colonies are not refundable.
Bees for sale - Our Nucleus Honey Bee Colonies are bred in U.K. 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 Standard Deep Hoffman frames suitable for National and WBC hives with a Standard Deep Brood box.
 
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.

We expect this to be available Monday 17 June, 2019.

Prices include applicable VAT at 20%.
Quantity Discount - 10% off for 6 or more of an item applied in checkout.
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Packing & delivery charges for most U.K. postcodes will be £4.00 + VAT for small (less than 400mm x 50mm) post box packets or £8.00 + VAT for parcels or free for orders over £90.00. Delivery usually 3-5 working days. See Terms & Conditions of Sale & Delivery for full details.