1.5kg of Package Bees with Mated Queen
Please note this page is to pre-order a 1.5kg Package of Bees with Mated Queen for the 2021 Beekeeping Season.
**PACKAGE BEES ARE NOW SOLD OUT FOR THE 2021 SEASON**
If looking for bees, please see our other colonies for sale such as Summer Nucleus Colonies
If you have already ordered package bees and are looking for guidance on how to install package bees, please se the relevant page here.
Package bees are useful to install into hive types such as top bar, warre, or foundationless hive systems. Essentially like a swarm of bees, a package of bees is made up of young bees and a queen bee.
Queens will be marked White in keeping with the year colour code for 2021.
PRE-ORDER for package bees is essential due to the limited number we produce. Package bees will be available from the end of May/ start of June.
The total cost for the 1.5Kg Package Bees with Mated Queen is £170. This listing is for a £70 deposit payment. The remaining balance of £100 is due on or before collection.
COLLECTION / COLLECTION DATE
When ordering package bees, please select a collection date from the drop down menu.
Package bees are only available for collection and cannot be posted out.
Queens can also be supplied clipped if desired, some beekeepers will clip their queens in a bid to reduce the loss of swarms. We tend to not clip our queens, but can provide this service if required for an extra £2.00 per queen.
Package bees have a very high feed requirement as they need this to be able to draw new comb, we can provide cartons of 12.5kg invert syrup (specially formulated for bees) which will maximise the success of the package. If you also need equipment like feeders etc we also keep a stock of equipment in which can be collected at the time of picking up the bees.
PROBLEMS / GUARANTEES
Package bees require experience to install and look after. There is always a risk with swarming/ absconding with package bees. If needed we can offer advice on installation of package bees, but installation and the success of installation is entirely at your own risk.