Now finished taking orders for 2019 - order now for 2020.
Nucleus colonies of honey bees are only supplied for orders with payment made in advance of the start of the breeding season 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 June - it is naturally variable.
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 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.
Prices include applicable VAT at 20%.
Quantity Discount - 10% off for 6 or more of an item applied in checkout.
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, assembled bee hives might take a day or two longer. See Terms & Conditions of Sale & Delivery for full details.