Buy UK Bred Over Wintered Buckfast Bees Langstroth Flow Hive Nucleus Colonies - Collected or Delivered

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UK Bred Buckfast Bees Overwintered Langstroth Nuc 

If you own a Flow Hive or plan on keeping bees in a Flow Hive you need bees on Langstroth frames. These are the nucs you want for a Flow Hive.

Our bee nucs for sale will be ready for collection or delivery from late April and throughout May.

The price of a single nucleus of Buckfast bees includes a brand new Correx or Poly nuc box, depending on which you select. Both options are available for both collection or delivery.

2023 Overwintered Nuc

5 Frame Langstroth overwintered in Correx box - £300

6 Frame Langstroth overwintered in Brand new Quatri Poly box - £330

Deposits are non-refundable - £100 deposit

Delivery - £30

Full balance must be paid prior to delivery or on collection 

Our Buckfast bees:

These nucs have been bred specifically for Gwenyn Gruffydd. The queens used in these nucs are all UK Bred. They're the same queens we use in many of our own production hives. Many other bee farmers chose these specific lines for their operation too.

The nucs we sell are exactly the same line of bee we use in our honey farm. 

The Queens in these hives are born, bred and mated in the UK. Their original lines come from the some of the best across Europe and UK.

They're excellently adapted for UK and Welsh climates! Low in swarming (*low..not won't swarm!), easy to handle, gentle on the frames and excellent honey producers.

The colony is headed up with a 2023 UK bred Buckfast Queen. They are good to handle, gentle, quiet bees, and suitable for beginners and the experienced beekeepers. All our bees will be fully inspected and health checked by us before they leave the farm. 

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).

The Nuc:

Provided on Langstroth frames with brood at all stages  and supplied in a brand new box (Either correx or Brand New Quatri Poly nuc) depending on choice.

You will receive:

  • 5-6 frame of bees (depending on option) - which include brood of all stages, stores and 1 year old queen (marked) on Langstroth frames
  • Fully Health checked
  • Supplied in either a brand new Quatri Poly Nuc or new corex traveling box. 
  • Aftercare over the phone if required
  • Library of helpful videos on our YouTube channel

 

Wondering how to start beekeeping?

Why not book yourself onto our  Introduction to Beekeeping Course for beginners too and let us help and guide you on your beekeeping journey. Our Beekeeping YouTube channel has a wealth of how to videos and guidance too.  

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 mid April onwards. Collection from Gwenyn Gruffydd SA32 8SE.

Delivery Details

Delivery Cost to UK Mainland Address is - £30** per Nuc (Delivery before 12pm*)

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

Our first point of contact will be via email so please be sure to enter a valid email address. We will contact you to make arrangements when we know your bees are ready.  We can only offer postage dispatches on Monday to Wednesdays

Our over wintered bee nucs for sale will be available for collection and delivery from mid April through May 2024, timings will depending on overwintering weather conditions.  We will notify you two weeks in advance to let you know when our bee nucs are ready for either collection or delivery orders via email and collect the remaining balance and will dispatch orders in order, oldest first. The deposit is non refundable. 

*Certain postcodes are excluded from the 12pm guarantees. Prices quoted are for UK only - we do not post overseas or to Ireland.

** Please note - This price is subject to change and Scottish highlands addresses will incur a surcharge. We will contact you to inform you of any surcharges applicable.

Note about the Quatri poly nuc.

You'r nuc will come with a vented lid for transport. You'll need to buy an additional crown board and solid roof later on. These can be purchased form us separately.

 Balance due on collection or prior to delivery

Style of Box
Balance due in April/May 2024
Correx - Collected  £200
Correx -  Delivered £230
Poly Nuc -  Collected £230
Poly Nuc -  Delivered £260

 

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Lyn Bugler
Buckfast Nucleus 2023

I purchased a nucleus last year and the bees have been amazing. They are easy to handle and built up to a strong colony by the end of the summer. They even managed to produce some honey to be extracted. They built up the most winter stores and although I have given them candy ‘just in case’ it has hardly been touched. I am still keeping an eye on them. On warm days they are the busiest colony of my five colonies. I have kept bees for 40 years and I can say they are one of the best that I have had. Many thanks to you.

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Lyn Bugler
Buckfast Nucleus 2023

I purchased a nucleus last year and the bees have been amazing. They are easy to handle and built up to a strong colony by the end of the summer. They even managed to produce some honey to be extracted. They built up the most winter stores and although I have given them candy ‘just in case’ it has hardly been touched. I am still keeping an eye on them. On warm days they are the busiest colony of my five colonies. I have kept bees for 40 years and I can say they are one of the best that I have had. Many thanks to you.