Sustainable Beekeeping at affordable prices.
Our bees have been selectively bred from our own stock for over 15 years. They are Locally Adapted and tend to be dark in colour. The aim has always been to raise new queens under as close to natural conditions as possible. Breeding queens are selected from colonies known to have a Good Temperament, and to be both Hardy and Productive with a high disease and varroa resistance. The aim has been to produce a strain of bee ideally suited to both the Beekeeper and our variable climate. Queen cells are produced from grafts and are then raised in a six frame Nucleus to ensure the New Queen has an abundance of young nurse bees to tend her and her new brood. The Virgin Queens are open mated in areas flooded with Drones from our own Apiaries, allowing for both Natural Selection and maintenance of the breeding strain. The new Queen will go through a complete brood cycle, to ensure a good brood pattern and temperament of the colony before being ready for sale.
£180 (£15 Refund available on return of travel box).
Excellent starter colony, available as 5 Frames of Bees and 4 frames of Brood in all stages, plus 1 frame of stores, headed by a locally bred 2020 Queen in a plywood travel box. The queen was bred last Summer in a 6 frame nuc, which remained together to over Winter, so they are an established colony ready to expand. Available Spring 2021. No deposit required, but early booking advised as limited stock available.
£205 (£15 Refund available on return of travel box).
Over-Wintered Nuc, consisting of 6 Frames of Bees and 5 frames of Brood in all stages and 1 frame of stores, headed by a locally bred 2020 Queen in a returnable plywood travel box.. 1 full frame of sealed Brood will turn into 4-5,000 adult bees in 1 - 2 weeks, giving the new colony a boost, allowing it to grow rapidly, and be ready to start collecting honey shortly. Available Spring 2021. No deposit required, but early booking advised as limited stock available.
£310 (£20 Refund available on return of travel box).
Over-Wintered, Full size colony ready for a honey crop. 10 Frames of Bees with at least 8 frames of Brood in all stages plus stores, headed by a locally bred 2020 Queen in a sturdy well ventilated travel box with £20 refund available on return of travel box. Available Spring 2021. No deposit required, but early booking advised as limited stock available.
Available in jars or 3lb tubs.
8 oz £3.50. 12 oz £5.00. 1lb £6.00. Tubs : 3lb £16. plus Postage Wholesale prices negotiable.
Available as 8oz cut comb sections.
Pure Honey straight from the hive. Price £6 Plus postage SOLD OUT
£130 Hand made from locally sourced sustainable Cedar timber and constructed in our own workshop. Hive consists of : Cedar hive consisting of : Solid Floor. 4 x hive boxes ( 1 with viewing section) each with 8 top bars Cloth Crown Cover. Insulation box with sawdust for moisture absorbance. Gabled roof. Also available with colony of bees installed for extra £165.
Solid floor with legs. £20 Brood box £15 B/box with observation window £25 Insulation Box + cloth cover £15 Metaled roof £25