2019 Commercial Nucleus from £245, deposit only

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£40.00
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Our 6 frame nucs come on self spacing frames with 4 to 5 frames of brood at all stages, frames of food stores and a marked Queen, green for 2019.  Most of our nucs are headed with Carniolan and Buckfast queens however we may also have nucs headed with Ligustica and Mellifera Mellifera queens. See our queen pages for information regarding the specific races. Please note that if you do order a specific race we cannot guarantee to supply that race although we will do our best. All our bees are gentle and are suitable for beginners and the experienced beekeeper. 

All our nucs comply with the guidelines set out by the NBU (National Bee Unit) and Defra.  We are DASH Accredited, The Disease Accreditation Scheme for Honeybees.

We are often asked by customers if they can inspect their nuc on the day of collection. This is not possible as we close the bees up the evening before collection to ensure you get all the flying bees. If you were to open the nuc and inspect it on the day of collection you would lose too many bees which would compromise the nuc.  We do guarantee all our nucs for a short period of time and offer you full telephone support.  We will always do our best to offer advice and help you to sort out problems you may have.

The first commercial nucs will be ready around middle of May but this is all down to nature and the weather. We do ask you be patient with order as we will not let the bees go until we are happy they are ready to be hived.  To give an idea of how it varies each year our 2014 spring nucs went out early June, our 2013 ones went out late July and our 2012 went our late June.

Prices for Commercial nucs:
Correx travelling box £245
Poly nuc hive £280 - collection only
A deposit of £40 only is taken when placing the order.


The Poly nucleus hive comes with a cam buckle strap to ensure safe transportation.  The nuc hive has an mesh floor and comes with Miller Style Feeder. 


**Delivery cost to any UK Mainland address is approx £48 per nuc using a guaranteed next before noon service.

We are taking orders now, you can place an order on-line with a deposit of £40 or you can email your order to me with your full details and I will email the invoice for the deposit. The balance plus any delivery costs will be due for payment just prior to collection*/delivery.

**Collection is always the better option for your nuc as it is less stressful to the bees. Please contact us to discuss ways we can help if you live a distance from us.  *The delivery price shown is based on 2018 prices and is liable to change in April.


Many thanks
Becky & Rob


We request that all buyers register their new colonies with Beebase the National Bee Unit website. It is designed for beekeepers and also supports Defra, WAG and Scotland's Bee Health Programmes along with the Healthy Bees Plan, all of which help to protect and sustain our valuable national bee stocks. There are no costs involved with registering with Beebase, instead it gives you, the beekeeper, the security to know that should a bee health problem arise in your area, your local bee inspector will notify you about it, and if necessary come and inspect your colonies, free of charge.  By buying your bees from us you are giving us your permission to pass on your details to the NBU if they request them.  If you do not want us to pass the on should they ask us for them please let us know at the time of ordering.

Please note that all deposits are non-refundable unless we cannot supply your order however if you do have to cancel we will issue you with a gift voucher to spend with us so you don't loose your money.
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