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Where Monday falls on a bank holiday, bees will be shipped on the Tuesday. Also in extreme heat conditions, posting may be delayed. In this case we will call to notify you.
We offer queen bees bred on the edge of Exmoor in Devon by our associate beekeeper Kasper. The open mated Buckfast breed queens have been selected over the last few years from Kasper’s most productive and gentle stock.
With a passion for nature and bees, Kasper owned his first few hives at 14 years old, and progressed to studying beekeeping for four years at college. After gaining his qualifications, Kasper worked as a commercial apiarist in Austria, Germany and Poland, putting his studies into practise before working as a head beekeeper in the UK, running an impressive 1,200 hives. Kasper shares his beekeeping expertise every month in our email newsletter.
Queens will be supplied marked with this year's colour (Red for 2023) and will arrive in a queen travelling & introduction cage with a clear plastic sliding lid. In the cage will be some fondant and attendant workers.
Queens are available from the end of May to the end of August. All orders are to be made online by selecting your preferred week of delivery.
Queens are posted on Monday’s 1st class with Royal Mail who aim to deliver the next working day. Delivery is £4.99.
We do not accept returns as we cannot re-sell returned queens.
A single queen cannot start a colony of bees. You will need a nucleus or a colony of bees to introduce your queen to. Introducing a new queen to a nucleus or colony is never 100% successful. We are not responsible for your colony rejecting the queen or if she goes missing during the introduction stage.
When ordering large items please provide your phone number so that the courier can contact you if necessary.
We aim to dispatch every order within 3 to 5 working days.
Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.
All prices include VAT.
Our new courier DPD provides a Follow my Parcel service. Supplying you with a one hour time window via email or SMS and allowing you to track your parcel on a map.
Scottish Highlands, Scottish Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles & Northern Island: All orders will incur a £15.00 surcharge.
Orders outside of the UK: If you wish to place an order for delivery outside of the UK. Please call us on 0344 326 2010 or email email@example.com we will be happy to quote for the order and cost of delivery.
We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact telephone number with all orders.
Some of our products are not suitable for sending via Royal Mail or courier and can only be purchased by visiting our shop. These items are clearly marked on our website.
It is regretted that no responsibility can be accepted for jar breakages by carriers. All jars include lids.
Clothing Styles and colours may vary to those shown.
Payment with Order:Credit/Debit cards are debited at the time of ordering.
Cancellation: If you wish to cancel your order, please contact us on 0344 326 2010. Calls will cost the same as calling a standard landline number. You have the right to cancel your order any time up to 14 days after receipt.
You must take reasonable care of the goods whilst in your possession and they must be returned to us promptly at your cost. If the item is large, then we can arrange collection. There will be a charge. We reserve the right to cancel any order. We are under a legal duty to supply goods that are in conformity with the contract.
Delivery Liability: Please inspect your delivery on receipt. It is your responsibility to contact us with any issues within 5 working days.