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Package Plus: Buckfast Package of Bees with mated Queen in a Nuc Box, available from May 5th* [DEPOSIT ONLY]

21% off! Total cost National or Langstroth Package Plus is £158.00, a 14x12 is £165.90.
Specifically chosen for their typical Buckfast qualities, calmness on the frame, easy management and fast development. These bees are perfect for new beekeepers and pollinators alike, we use these in our own apiaries for teaching and to pollinate top fruit across Kent.
Supplied to us from an associated company in Northern Ireland, they are received into Northern Ireland from Italy and after the bees have been health checked by a government appointed vet they are re boxed into hives, fed and allowed to fly. The bees are then sold to various customers one of which is Bee-Equipment based in Canterbury. The bees can be supplied on almost any type of frame, please point out and double check you have ordered the right frames for your hive.
Package plus - We will supply you 6 frames with foundation, A mated laying queen, at this stage in the cycle only eggs on one frame are required to be present plus approximately 1.5kg of bees, this will make a strong nuc of around 10,000 bees. These are normally delivered by Royal Mail, You will be able to COLLECT these from Canterbury or a pre-arranged distribution point along the M56, M6 or M1 a small charge is made for collection en-route. The charge per package for collection en-route will be £20.00 per package, collection from Canterbury is free.
Package Plus is a package of bees and queen transferred to a nuc box with frames and foundation. The queen is introduced and has started laying, there is open brood on the frames. The bees will have been in the poly nuc box for at least 10 days (pictured).
  • Please note: Bees will not arrive with us on frames - we will add the package bees to a nuc box on premier wax foundation and new frames
  • See picture for bees from our first round of packages in 2020 after a few weeks.
  • Available from late April early May
  • All coming to us from the same breeder in the Puglia region of Italy.
  • Following inspections we are delighted with the results.
  • No small hive beetle reported in the region.
  • We kept over 100 of these on site for the main part of the season to see how they fared, we only used water and light touch smoke. Excellent results.

There are many benefits to producing and supplying bees from this more temperate area: you will have bees in the UK in time for the early fruiting crops as well as tree pollen, that could help achieve a good start to the season.

They will start to produce and early honey crop long before other local choices of bees.

These bees are characterised by all the normal Buckfast traits, easy to work with, good honey producers with low swarming instincts.

Special Notice

We request a £60.00 non refundable deposit, deposits are paid into our customer account and kept separate from our normal trading account. Payments will be transferred to our main account after the sale has completed.

Balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to delivery.

Total cost National or Langstroth Package Plus is £158.00, a 14x12 is £165.90.

For delivery add £35.00 

*This is a weather dependant sale.

Italian bee information »

When will Package Plus' be available?

We expect Package Plus' to be ready from late-April (all dates are approximate and weather dependent).

  • Week 1 - April 28th
  • Week 2 - May 5th
  • Week 3 - May 12th

Package Plus: Buckfast Package of Bees with mated Queen in a Nuc Box, available from May 5th* [DEPOSIT ONLY]

  • £60.00
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21% off! Total cost National or Langstroth Package Plus is £158.00, a 14x12 is £165.90.
Specifically chosen for their typical Buckfast qualities, calmness on the frame, easy management and fast development. These bees are perfect for new beekeepers and pollinators alike, we use these in our own apiaries for teaching and to pollinate top fruit across Kent.
Supplied to us from an associated company in Northern Ireland, they are received into Northern Ireland from Italy and after the bees have been health checked by a government appointed vet they are re boxed into hives, fed and allowed to fly. The bees are then sold to various customers one of which is Bee-Equipment based in Canterbury. The bees can be supplied on almost any type of frame, please point out and double check you have ordered the right frames for your hive.
Package plus - We will supply you 6 frames with foundation, A mated laying queen, at this stage in the cycle only eggs on one frame are required to be present plus approximately 1.5kg of bees, this will make a strong nuc of around 10,000 bees. These are normally delivered by Royal Mail, You will be able to COLLECT these from Canterbury or a pre-arranged distribution point along the M56, M6 or M1 a small charge is made for collection en-route. The charge per package for collection en-route will be £20.00 per package, collection from Canterbury is free.
Package Plus is a package of bees and queen transferred to a nuc box with frames and foundation. The queen is introduced and has started laying, there is open brood on the frames. The bees will have been in the poly nuc box for at least 10 days (pictured).
  • Please note: Bees will not arrive with us on frames - we will add the package bees to a nuc box on premier wax foundation and new frames
  • See picture for bees from our first round of packages in 2020 after a few weeks.
  • Available from late April early May
  • All coming to us from the same breeder in the Puglia region of Italy.
  • Following inspections we are delighted with the results.
  • No small hive beetle reported in the region.
  • We kept over 100 of these on site for the main part of the season to see how they fared, we only used water and light touch smoke. Excellent results.

There are many benefits to producing and supplying bees from this more temperate area: you will have bees in the UK in time for the early fruiting crops as well as tree pollen, that could help achieve a good start to the season.

They will start to produce and early honey crop long before other local choices of bees.

These bees are characterised by all the normal Buckfast traits, easy to work with, good honey producers with low swarming instincts.

Special Notice

We request a £60.00 non refundable deposit, deposits are paid into our customer account and kept separate from our normal trading account. Payments will be transferred to our main account after the sale has completed.

Balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to delivery.

Total cost National or Langstroth Package Plus is £158.00, a 14x12 is £165.90.

For delivery add £35.00 

*This is a weather dependant sale.

Italian bee information »

When will Package Plus' be available?

We expect Package Plus' to be ready from late-April (all dates are approximate and weather dependent).

  • Week 1 - April 28th
  • Week 2 - May 5th
  • Week 3 - May 12th

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21% off! Total cost National or Langstroth Package Plus is £158.00, a 14x12 is £165.90.
Specifically chosen for their typical Buckfast qualities, calmness on the frame, easy management and fast development. These bees are perfect for new beekeepers and pollinators alike, we use these in our own apiaries for teaching and to pollinate top fruit across Kent.
Supplied to us from an associated company in Northern Ireland, they are received into Northern Ireland from Italy and after the bees have been health checked by a government appointed vet they are re boxed into hives, fed and allowed to fly. The bees are then sold to various customers one of which is Bee-Equipment based in Canterbury. The bees can be supplied on almost any type of frame, please point out and double check you have ordered the right frames for your hive.
Package plus - We will supply you 6 frames with foundation, A mated laying queen, at this stage in the cycle only eggs on one frame are required to be present plus approximately 1.5kg of bees, this will make a strong nuc of around 10,000 bees. These are normally delivered by Royal Mail, You will be able to COLLECT these from Canterbury or a pre-arranged distribution point along the M56, M6 or M1 a small charge is made for collection en-route. The charge per package for collection en-route will be £20.00 per package, collection from Canterbury is free.
Package Plus is a package of bees and queen transferred to a nuc box with frames and foundation. The queen is introduced and has started laying, there is open brood on the frames. The bees will have been in the poly nuc box for at least 10 days (pictured).
  • Please note: Bees will not arrive with us on frames - we will add the package bees to a nuc box on premier wax foundation and new frames
  • See picture for bees from our first round of packages in 2020 after a few weeks.
  • Available from late April early May
  • All coming to us from the same breeder in the Puglia region of Italy.
  • Following inspections we are delighted with the results.
  • No small hive beetle reported in the region.
  • We kept over 100 of these on site for the main part of the season to see how they fared, we only used water and light touch smoke. Excellent results.

There are many benefits to producing and supplying bees from this more temperate area: you will have bees in the UK in time for the early fruiting crops as well as tree pollen, that could help achieve a good start to the season.

They will start to produce and early honey crop long before other local choices of bees.

These bees are characterised by all the normal Buckfast traits, easy to work with, good honey producers with low swarming instincts.

Special Notice

We request a £60.00 non refundable deposit, deposits are paid into our customer account and kept separate from our normal trading account. Payments will be transferred to our main account after the sale has completed.

Balance to be paid 4 weeks prior to delivery.

Total cost National or Langstroth Package Plus is £158.00, a 14x12 is £165.90.

For delivery add £35.00 

*This is a weather dependant sale.

Italian bee information »

When will Package Plus' be available?

We expect Package Plus' to be ready from late-April (all dates are approximate and weather dependent).

  • Week 1 - April 28th
  • Week 2 - May 5th
  • Week 3 - May 12th

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