Our nucleus colony consisting of 6 frames of honey, brood and pollen, with an overwintered queen. All our nucleus queens are bred for good temper, honey production and hygeinic behaviour, low swarming tendency and larvae are grafted from danish island mated buckfast and some of our own best performing, gentle and local bees.The nuc also contains young nurse bees, hatching brood and adequate food. Frames of comb are not more than two years old. Nucs may be shipped in either poly boxes or ply at an additional shipping cost.
Carnica queens can be requested and agreed separately.
Overwintered National Nuc
The bees we offer are from our own apiaries and are bred for good temper and maximum honey yields. The queens (included as part of the nucleus) are usually overwintered but if demand is high, the nuc may contain a queen from the current year with plenty of young bees, hatching brood and adequate food. Frames of comb are not more than two years old.
We are normally able to supply in May and June, howver this is completely subject to the weather conditions during the spring.
Nucs can be shipped to anywhere in mainland UK for an additional £40. Please call us if you would like this to arrange delivery dates