Our 6 frame overwintered nucs of bees for sale will be established colonies that have survived the previous winter. They will be headed by a proven queen from the year before. The bees are raised local to Cheltenham, in and around the Cotswolds. They are calm and gentle - a pleasure to handle.
The honeybees you buy will be in a new, reusable Correx nuc. Correx is a lightweight, tough and weatherproof type of plastic board. The nuc will contain 6 self-spacing Hoffman frames with British National dimensions. The frames will have honeybee brood in all stages - this means there will be eggs, larvae and sealed brood. There will also be frames of food/stores. The nuc will have lots of bees. The queen will be marked. The queen will be clipped. If you would prefer not, let Harry know.
Overwintered nucs of bees - ready mid-April/mid-May 2024 - deending on the weather.
All our bees are treated for varroa. We can tell you the treatment we have used.
Contact Harry here if you have any questions about his bees, his queens or the Correx nuc itself.
If you are a new beekeeper and Harry is delivering your bees to you, he'll be happy to help you install your bees FOC. Once you have your bees you can contact Harry at any time.
If you need any advice on installing your new honeybees in your hive read our page on "How to Install a Nuc". If you ahve any questions about caring for them afterwards.
2024 Overwintered National Nuc of Bees - Correx - £250 (6 frames)
A nuc of bees can be reserved with a non-refundable £65 deposit which you can pay for on this page.
The balance of £185 will be invoiced to you when your bees are ready.
We are based near Cheltenham. We offer a free local delivery (within about 25 miles of Harry's Honey HQ on Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham - so that gets to Witney, Ross, Ledbury). Otherwise, it's collection from us. We don't post bees.
Harry will contact you to arrange a convenient time to deliver/collect. Especially as the days get warmer its best for the bees to travel early in the morning or in the cool of the evening.
Your nucleus of honeybees will be ready to transfer to a full size hive - please make sure you have your own hive ready for them.
All our bees are treated for varroa and each nuc is fully inspected by Harry before pick up/delivery. The bees will have been closed up early on the day that you collect them.
If you have any questions about your nuc when you get home, just give us a call.
Your Correx nuc can be re-used, for example, to collect swarms. Although durable, Correx is too lightweight for housing splits and making up more nucs. So, if you want something you can use for these kinds of manipulations, have a look at our poly nuc options.