5 Frame Welsh Black Locally Adapted Bees Nuc in Traveling Box

5 Frame Welsh Black Locally Adapted Bees Nuc in Traveling Box

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5 Frame Welsh Black / Locally Adapted Bees Nucleus

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The price of a single (5 frame) nucleus of bees is £230 (collected price)

We have secured a supply of Welsh black bees from a very experienced local Beefarmer that farms and breeds Welsh Black bees. They are locally adapted bees that mate naturally on the wing so we can’t guarantee they are 100% Welsh blacks as they mate with local drones - they are locally adapted so some may have a bit more yellow or ginger colour than we would like. The breeder does not import bees or queens so they are in our opinion the closest you can possibly get to true Welsh black bees without A.I. They are born and raised in Wales.

The breeder has been rearing bees for sale since the late 1970s. The bees are generally quiet on the comb and easy to handle, making them suitable for beginner beekeepers. They are also effective nectar gatherers, therefore also meeting the needs of larger honey producers.

It is for this reason we have decided to partner with this breeder and offer these nucs for sale from Gwenyn Gruffydd.

The 5 frame nuclei of bees reared in Wales on British Standard National self-spacing Hoffman frames (which can be used in WBC Hives).

The Bees

The bees have been Nosema and Varroa treated and regularly FERA inspected.

The breeder is attempting to breed bees which survive with minimal treatment for Varroa, with some indications of success. The bees we supply as nuclei are reared as part of the breeders ongoing programme.  

The bees will come supplied in a re-usable traveling box. £10 will be given back to you if you return the box to us. You will also be provided with a printed information sheet giving guidance on how to transport and care for the bees in transit and how to make a safe transfer into their permanent hives.  We are always on the other side of the phone or email too.

Please remember to select  "Pick up" at check-out

Optional extra - if you'd like these bees to come in a 6 frame Paynes Poly Nuc we can do this for an extra £40. Select the correct option from drop-down menu.

Customer Reviews

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John Welton
Brilliant!!

So happy with these bees, healthy and extremely hard-working in almost all weathers.
So helpful on pick up with lots of really good advice.
Couldn’t rate higher😊

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Thomas Hamilton
Perfect

Lovely bees, full of brood. Would highly recommend.

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Robert Talliss
Brilliant nuc

A superb nuc of bees, filled to the brim with bees and plenty of stores and bias.

Lovely and quiet temperament and a super added after one week

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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J
John Welton
Brilliant!!

So happy with these bees, healthy and extremely hard-working in almost all weathers.
So helpful on pick up with lots of really good advice.
Couldn’t rate higher😊

T
Thomas Hamilton
Perfect

Lovely bees, full of brood. Would highly recommend.

R
Robert Talliss
Brilliant nuc

A superb nuc of bees, filled to the brim with bees and plenty of stores and bias.

Lovely and quiet temperament and a super added after one week