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 Spring 2021 Nuc.

£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 2021 Queen in a returnable plywood travel box. The Nuc will be headed by a selected queen raised in a 6 frame nuc, and allowed to complete a full brood cycle to ensure she is laying well. Available End of May 2021 onwards. No deposit required, but early booking advised as limited stock available.

6 Frame Spring 2021 Nuc.

£205 (£15 Refund available on return of travel box).

This Seasons 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 2021 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 End of May 2021 onwards. No deposit required, but early booking advised as limited stock available.

10 Frame Spring 2021 Full sized colony.

£310 (£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 May 2021 onwards. No deposit required, but early booking advised as limited stock available.