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Cotswold Bees


Now you can buy the honeybees that make Harry's honey.


If you are a budding beekeeper or an old hand you can buy a nucleus colony of bees from us. We offer 5 and 6 frame nucs - in correx and as poly nucs too. Our nucs of honeybees are available in two sizes - standard British National and 14x12. The frames are Hoffman self-spacers (so no worries about bee-space). 


You can buy spring nucs for delivery from the end of May until the end of June. We are taking orders now.

Harry's British, locally raised queens and bees are gentle and easy to handle. And, as a real beekeeping enthusiast, Harry can help with any questions about beekeeping and the bees he sells. If you live within 25 miles of Honey HQ, Harry can deliver your bees to you free of charge. He'll happily help you install them - that's free too.


Cotswold Honey 

Harry's honey is untreated. All natural and gently handled. With nectar and pollen from the Cotswolds' flowers and trees.

Our honey comes from our apiaries around Cheltenham, Winchcombe, Birdlip and Cirencester. Across fields, wild meadows and cultivated gardens it takes Harry's honeybees about 2 million trips to make each jar.

Our Cotswold honey is truly seasonal - its taste and texture reflect the flowers the bees forage on each spring and summer. Only lightly strained and then bottled by hand in small batches - that's it. Whether you call it raw honey, artisan honey or just lovely local honey from a lovely local beekeeper, you'll never go back to the supermarket stuff. 

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"I bought a jar of your honey yesterday for the first time and have just had two spoonfuls. It is the most lovely honey I have tasted in years. Your bees must be the happiest bees!

JB August 2020

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