2019 Langstroth Nucleus from £250, deposit only

Product Code: 6003
£40.00
Box Type
Sorry we are currently out of stock
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We are now sold out of nucs for 2019 but you can go on our cancellation list by emailing beckysbeezzzs@gmail.com, subject langstroth Nuc Cancellation List. Email your name and a contact number and how many you are looking for.

Our Langstroth nucs are on self spacing frames with brood at all stages (eggs, larvae & sealed brood) and food stores and a marked Queen, green for 2019. Our nucs are mostly headed with Buckfast or Carniolan queens however we may also have some nucs that are headed with Ligustica and Mellifera Mellifera queens that we could supply. 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 bees are treated for varroa and all nucs / colonies are fully inspected the day before they leave us.  We have achieved our accreditation to the DASH scheme; Disease Accreditation Scheme for Honeybees, this is a an accreditation set up between the NBU (National Bee Unit) and the BFA (Bee Farmers Association).  As with all our nucs, we comply with the guidelines set out by the NBU and Defra.


Spring Langstroth Nucs are normally ready towards middle / end May though this is weather dependent and are either 6 frame or 5 frame depending on which packaging you chose. We understand that most of you will be excited to receive your bees but we do ask for you to be patient as until the season fully kicks in it is very difficult for us to convey time scales. As soon as your nucleus of bees is ready I will get in touch to let you know. Your nuc will be ready, bursting at the seams and be ready to be transferred into a full size hive when it leaves us. To give you an idea of how the years differ last year, 2016 and 2015 saw our spring nucs go out in middle May, 2014 our spring nucs went out in early June, 2013 they were not ready until the end of July and in 2012 they were ready mid June.

We are often asked by customers if they can inspect their nuc on the day of collection. Unfortunately, this is not possible as we close the bees up the evening before collection to ensure you get all of 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 quality of the nuc. We do guarantee all our nucs for a short period of time and offer you full telephone support should you need it. We will always do our best to offer advice and help you to sort out any problems you may have.

6 frame Langstroth nuc in correx box £255, plus delivery if required*
5 frame Langstroth nuc in poly nuc hive £250, collection only. The poly nuc hive is a wonderful piece of kit for the bee shed.  It has a mesh floor, an alighting board and a top feeder.  Perfect for swarms or for making up your own splits.

Delivery cost to any UK Mainland address is approx £48 per nuc and is guaranteed next day delivery before 1pm*.

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.  If you do want us to deliver your bees we do so at your own risk. Please contact us to discuss ways we can help if you live a distance from us and would prefer to collect.  

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 permission to pass your details on the NBU if they ask for them. If you don't give us permission to pass you details onto them in the event they request them then 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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