Buy Bees - 6 Frame Welsh Black Locally Adapted Bees Nuc Over Wintered Nucleus 2024 UK - Collected or Delivered

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

To reserve your colony for May 2024, we are now taking £100 deposits. 

The total cost of the 6 frame nuc is £350 inc free delivery across mainland UK. 

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. The bees are also regularly inspected by FERA (Bee Inspectors).

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.  

We have achieved our accreditation to the DASH scheme; Disease Accreditation Scheme for Honeybees, this is a an accreditation set up between the NBU (National Bee Unit, APHA (Animal and Plant Advisory Unit)) and the BFA (Bee Farmers Association).

You will receive:
  • 6 frame of bees - which include brood of all stages, stores and 1 year old queen (marked)
  • Fully Health checked
  • Supplied in temporary but re-usable sturdy plywood travel box with vents (which is useful for catching swarms)
  • Bees that have been checked by the Bee Inspectors
  • Aftercare over the phone if required
  • Library of helpful videos on our YouTube channel

Collection Details

Collection is always the preferred and better option for you nuc and is far less stressful on them, however we can organise delivery for you if you prefer. Ready for collection from May onwards - please select from the drop down your preferred collection week. Nucs are prepared in batches to spread out our workload.

Delivery Details

The bees for sale will be sent out via Royal Mail Special Guaranteed Next Day Service.


Once your order has been placed you will receive a confirmation email of your order and payment. 

Our first point of contact will be via email so please be sure to enter a valid email address and contact telephone number.

We will contact you to make arrangements when we know your bees are ready.  We can only offer postage dispatches on Monday to Wednesdays

Delivered - 6 frame national nucleus colony in poly nuc - £350 - £100 deposit 

Collected - 6 frame national nucleus colony in poly nuc - £350 - £100 deposit 

Deposits are non refundable and full balance must be paid prior to delivery/collection. 

Customer Reviews

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Daniel MELLOR
New nucleus of bees

Excellent prompt service and perfect packaged delivery.
There were good frames of healthy bees, with.plenty of brood cells.

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Alistair Muirhead
Black Bee Nuc

Bees were received well, good and healthy , very good sturdy transportation box. Great service well informed of dispatch etc

Will be looking to purchase again.

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Antonio
Nuc of Black Bees

I have received my nuc this morning smack bang in the middle of the delivery times. I left them for a couple of hours to clam down before transferring.
When I opened the nuc which would have say was well sercure. The quality of frames was great plenty of eggs and some brood with a good frame of honey. The were pretty clam as I was transferring them queen look very nice. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for native black bees

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Richard Allman-Evitts
New Nuc

Excellent service from start to finish!
Bees arrived happy,healthy and very calm!
Would definitely buy from you guys again

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Andy Sadler
Bee nucleus purchase

I haven’t picked them up yet so it is rather difficult to make many comments, but the ordering process was easy enough (after I had read the entire information contents) and the help was excellent. They are a bit more expensive than other suppliers but they are locally adapted black bees and come from a supplier that I trust which make it worth the extra.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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(11)
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Daniel MELLOR
New nucleus of bees

Excellent prompt service and perfect packaged delivery.
There were good frames of healthy bees, with.plenty of brood cells.

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Alistair Muirhead
Black Bee Nuc

Bees were received well, good and healthy , very good sturdy transportation box. Great service well informed of dispatch etc

Will be looking to purchase again.

A
Antonio
Nuc of Black Bees

I have received my nuc this morning smack bang in the middle of the delivery times. I left them for a couple of hours to clam down before transferring.
When I opened the nuc which would have say was well sercure. The quality of frames was great plenty of eggs and some brood with a good frame of honey. The were pretty clam as I was transferring them queen look very nice. I would highly recommend them if you are looking for native black bees

R
Richard Allman-Evitts
New Nuc

Excellent service from start to finish!
Bees arrived happy,healthy and very calm!
Would definitely buy from you guys again

A
Andy Sadler
Bee nucleus purchase

I haven’t picked them up yet so it is rather difficult to make many comments, but the ordering process was easy enough (after I had read the entire information contents) and the help was excellent. They are a bit more expensive than other suppliers but they are locally adapted black bees and come from a supplier that I trust which make it worth the extra.