Live Bees for 2024

Before you buy your bees, we recommend you try a taster or beginner course. Please reach out to your local Beekeeping Association for advice.

We are delighted to offer for sale a 5-frame nucleus of bees bred in beautiful Devon following the Buckfast Standards. These bees have been specifically bred from carefully selected queens, to be calm in nature and reluctant to swarm. The bees are supplied in a Wooden Nucleus Box with metal Travel Top, British Standard Hoffman Frames (Suitable for National or WBC hives), and sterilised wired Foundation.

Overwintered nucs will be available to collect from April 2024 (dates will be dependent on the weather conditions). We will aim to call you the week prior to collection dates.

Orders require a £75 non-refundable deposit. The balance of £250 is payable upon collection from our Okehampton Click & Collect room.

This year we are running an additional offer for our bee customers. For every purchase of our over-wintered nucs, get 15% off a single cedar hive. Orders are to be given by telephone on 0344 3262010 prior to 31st January 2024.

Terms & Conditions

  • Only one discounted hive per nucleus ordered
  • All orders have to be purchased by the 31st of January
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Hives can be collected with bees, or a posted. Delivery charge will apply