We can occasionally offer 5 frame nucleus (Nuc’s) starter colonies installed with British Standard National (DN4 frames) complete with temporary travel box. They will include a laying queen, frames of brood in different stages and at least one frame of food. Nuc’s are the perfect choice for the beginner and also for existing beekeeper wishing to increase their stocks. You will require a Full-Sized Hive to transfer your Nucleus colony…so bear this in mind before purchasing a Nuc.
Our Nuc’s are carefully selected from our own breeding stock, with particular emphasis on good temperament, low swarming rate & good over -wintering abilities.
All our Nuc’s are strictly for COLLECTION ONLY…and a deposit will be required to reserve your Bees…with the final balance being paid on collection. Please Contact Us for future availability.
Download our Free leaflet giving basic advice on bringing home your Nuc and transferring to a full-sizes hive.
Our “Virgin” Queens have been bred and reared from our own best hives…Your Queen can be Collected or Posted and will be supplied with a butler style cage for safe delivery. Please remember that these are Virgin Queens (Not mated Queens) and it will be several weeks before they have mated and begin laying!
Our “Mated” Queens have been bred and reared from our own best hives… They have been open-mated and are productive, calm and hardy. Your Queen can be Collected or Posted and will be supplied with a butler style cage for safe delivery.