British Queens, bred by us on the Sussex South Downs. Bred to be calm and placid, both on the comb and in handling. Overwinters nicely on a single brood box. Ready to introduce into a queenless colony or to replace an ageing or failing queen. This is a Virgin queen so will need to go on her mating flight after she has been introduced into your colony. This will mean it will take longer before you start to see eggs, compared to a mated queen, and has more risks involved.
Chose between our Local Queen, produced from our local stocks and selected due to their calm but hardworking traits and good honey producers or our Buckfast Queens bred from F0 buckfast breeder queens and known for the calm and prolific colonies with a good spring build up and honey production.
Please select your dispatch day when you order.
Queens are sent for next day delivery and need to be signed for so please ensure someone is in to sign. If you wish to collect, collection can take place on that dispatch day, or the following day only.
Normally available May-Sept (season dependent). We can normally dispatch within the week, however we will notify if this is not possible.
Please also note: you cannot start a colony with a Queen only, you need a nucleus or full colony of Bees. Introducing a Queen into a colony is never 100% successful, we are not responsible if your Queen is not accepted and is killed or goes 'Missing' during the introduction stage.