Nuc of Italian Buckfast Bees available from May 17th* 2021 [DEPOSIT ONLY]
- 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 frames¹
- See picture for bees from our first round of packages in 2020 after a few weeks.
- Available from late 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.
National and Langstroth Nucs are £230.00 and are available for collection for free, or can be delivered for a fee of £35.
14x12 nucs are £240.00 and are available for collection for free, or can be delivered for a fee of £35.
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.
¹One of the frames could be from last years drawn frames as and when available, we do this to reduce the instances of queens leaving the hive because they have no place to lay eggs.
This year all our bees are being supplied in our new 6 Frame Poly Nuc. This means you will receive frames containing eggs, open brood, capped brood, and stores.
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. We will contact you with regard to this payment.
Total cost of a National or Langstroth nuc is £230.00, 14x12 is £240.00. For delivery, an additional £35.00 will be charged.
Order 10+ for £255.00 each (14x12 - £265.00) + £35 for each nuc if delivered - contact our sales team for more information.
*This is a weather dependant sale.
When will nucs be delivered?
We expect nucs to be ready from mid-May (all dates are approximate and weather dependent).
- Week 1 - May 10th
- Week 2 - May 17th
- Week 3 - May 24th
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