BUYING BEES

Throughout the season we develop Queens, Nucs and Colonies which have been cared for by our beekeepers and are available in a variety of formats, on different size frames.

Queens; Carniolan, mated and marked. £40.00 per Queen

Nucs; 6 frame Nucs on Langstroth frames. £220.00 per hive

Packages; Pre-ordered, available to order from Spring to late Summer, 1.5kg of Honey bees, complete with mated Queen £150.00. Deposit required

Full Colonies; New Poly Langstroth hive complete with 11 frames, a mated, marked, laying Queen with brood in all stages. Ready for collection in the Spring. £320.00

To place orders for bees, please contact Richard Hoyle via our contact page.

 

Helping the bees

Honey bees have seen a decline over the last couple of years and with all the years of bee-keeping knowledge between us, our little bee friends remind us that slight changes in the climate incredibly effect their pollination performance. So with never ending research and a lot of care, we respect our bees for their immense hard work to provide us with that spoonful of honey for our porridge, yoghurt, toast or scone.

We as farmers place our bees on flowering crops. You as gardeners could really help the bees too.
At certain times of the year the bee’s need more help…

When we have “the midsummer gap”, usually during the month of June there is little forage about when the honey bee colonies are at their biggest and hungriest. Any flowers, in bloom, that you have planted in the garden during this gap will really help.

Spring is the time when the colonies build up their numbers again; they will need pollen to feed their new brood. Crocuses provide a great supply of pollen.

Once the summer flowers have past, flowering Ivy provides fantastic nectar from September onwards.