Buy Bees - 6 Frame Welsh Black Locally Adapted Bees Nuc in Paynes Overwintered Nucleus 2022 UK

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Buy Bees UK - 6 Frame Welsh Black / Locally Adapted Bees Overwintered Nucleus

Pre-order for May 2022

The price of a single (6 frame) nucleus of bees is £300.  The overwintered nucs available are strictly limited in numbers and to secure your nucleus of locally adapted bees, a non-refundable £100 is required now. The remainder of the balance (£200) will be required on the day of collection.

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 6 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 brand new Paynes Poly Nuc with a solid roof and a traveling screen. 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.

You will receive:

  • 6 frame of bees - which include brood of all stages, stores and 1 year old queen (marked)
  • Fully Health checked
  • Brand New Paynes Poly nuc with a traveling screen lid for you to take them home plus a solid roof for the apiary
  • Information sheet on how to look after them
  • Aftercare over the phone if required
  • Library of helpful videos on our YouTube channel


Please remember to select  "Pick up" at check-out - nucs are collection only. Deposit to pay now.

Ready for collection in Spring - towards the end of April or May (depending on the overwintering and Spring conditions). We will keep you informed via email when they will be ready to collect and will give at least 2 weeks advance notice via email.

Customer Reviews

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Teifion Davies
Excited to have my bees

Looking forward to having the Welsh Black bees 🐝

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Robert Talliss
Expecting them to be great

Based on the nuc I purchased this year from Gruff I anticipate these being just as good!

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

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
100%
(5)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
T
Teifion Davies
Excited to have my bees

Looking forward to having the Welsh Black bees 🐝

R
Robert Talliss
Expecting them to be great

Based on the nuc I purchased this year from Gruff I anticipate these being just as good!

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