Blorenge Mountain Bees

Sustainable Beekeeping at affordable prices.

About


About
We are a small family Beekeeping business where all our Bees and Hives and Honey are locally produced. We are based around the Blorenge Mountain near Abergavenny, South Wales. We have been keeping bees as a hobby for over 15 years, with the aim of producing hardy, productive bees with a good temperament, with minimal intervention and use of chemical treatments. Our aim is to encourage more people to take up beekeeping as a beneficial and productive hobby. With that in mind are products are priced accordingly. Our bees are selectively bred from our own stocks - we never import bees or queens, and our timber comes from a local sawmill using locally sourced sustainable supplies.

Contact


  • Blorenge Mountain Bees,
  • 12 Park Close , Abergavenny Monmouthshire. NP7 5SU

Bees for Sale


About our Bees

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.

5 Frame Over Wintered Nuc.

£190 (£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 2021 Queen in a returnable plywood travel box. The Nuc was produced by using our own selectively bred queen raised in a 6 frame nuc, and allowed to develop into a complete 12 frame colony to overwinter. The colony is then reduced to a 5 frame Nuc in the Spring, with the surplus bees and brood being used to start a new Nuc.Available Mid April 2022 onwards. No deposit required, but early booking advised as limited stock available.

6 Frame Over Wintered Nuc.

£215 (£15 Refund available on return of travel box).

A more advanced colony, available as 6 Frames of Bees and 5 frames of Brood in all stages, plus 1 frame of stores, headed by a locally bred 2021 Queen in a returnable plywood travel box. The Nuc was produced by using our own selectively bred queen raised in a 6 frame nuc, and allowed to develop into a complete 12 frame colony to overwinter. The colony is then reduced to a 6 frame Nuc in the Spring, with the surplus bees and brood being used to start a new Nuc.Available Mid April 2022 onwards. No deposit required, but early booking advised as limited stock available.

10 Frame Over Wintered Full sized colony.

£320 (£20 Refund available on return of travel box).

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 2021 Queen in a sturdy well ventilated travel box. Available End of April 2022 onwards. No deposit required, but early booking advised as limited stock available.

Honey


Wildflower Summer Honey

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.

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Cut Comb

Available as 8oz cut comb sections.

Pure Honey straight from the hive. Price £6 Plus postage SOLD OUT

Hives


Warre Hive

£140

Hand made from locally sourced sustainable Cedar timber and constructed in our own workshop. Hive consists 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 £175. Hive parts available separately: Solid floor with legs. £25 Brood box £15 B/box with observation window £25 Insulation Box + cloth cover £15 Metaled roof £30

National Hive

£140

Hand made from locally sourced sustainable Cedar timber and constructed in our own workshop. Hive consists of : Open Mesh Floor. Brood Box. Plastic Queen Excluder. 2 x Supers with 10 frame castellated spacers. Crown board. 6" Deep Roof with metal cover. Parts also available separately.

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