Bees For Sale

Queen Bees For Sale

Queen Bees are bred by Northumberland Honey Co on the Cumbria/ Northumberland border in the Irthing Valley.
We offer two different lines of bees, Northumberland Dark Bee or Northumberland Buckfast from VSH (varroa sensitive and hygienic breeder queens)
Queens are also now available to pre-order for the 2022 season.
Queens are always sent on a next day delivery service. Please check the individual listings for queens on the shop for live availability. Pre-Order for 2022 Season now open for Mated, Virgin and Instrumentally Inseminated Queens.
Mated Queen Pricing
1-9 Queens £40
10-19 Queens £35
20+ Queens £34
Free Delivery available on orders over £50.
Please visit the shop page to order.  Selecting your delivery week and delivery day.
Queen Bees For Sale | Queen rearing Northumberland Honey

Nucleus Colonies & Full Colonies

Bees for Sale as Nucleus colonies cover 5 frames on British Standard National Frames or Full Colonies on Langstroth and 14 x 12.
Due to our significant expansion of queen breeding in the last couple of seasons and our own demand for nucleus colonies and bees to stock mating nuclei and queen cell raisers we are only selling our surplus Langstroth and 14 x 12 in summer 2022. These colonies can be pre-ordered via the shop page, or below.
We anticipate these colonies to sell out quickly, and come complete with all hive parts – floor, brood box, roof, coverboard. Langstroth in Honey Paw Poly and 14 x 12 in timber.
Bee Breeding Work Northumberland Honey Company
Package Bees For Sale

Package Bees For Sale

Package bees are offered for sale for collection at the end of May each season. Made from our own bees and queens we make these packages from 1.5kg of young bees.

Perfect for stocking foundationless hive systems, such as warre and top bar hives, package bees are very versatile. They can also be used for starting bees on completely fresh combs.

Package bees are produced by us only on limited numbers each year as we utilise a significant number of young bees ourselves to stock our own mating nucs for queen rearing. However we are always increasing the number of package bees we produce to help provide a quality source of package bees from the UK and help to reduce reliance on imports of bees generally.

Please note:

Package bees are now all pre-ordered for the 2022 season. If you would like to be placed on our cancellation list please e-mail us at [email protected]

Package Bees are for collection only.

Disease Assurance Scheme in Honeybees (DASH)

Northumberland Honey Co are members of the Bee Farmers Association, and are members of the Disease Assurance Scheme in Honeybees ensuring the highest possible quality of bees.

Northumberland is also lucky in that it has one of the lowest rates of notifiable brood disease in the country with both European and American Foulbrood virtually unheard of in our area. You can review this on the disease incidence map on bee base.

Coupled with our closed system of not collecting swarms, buying in bees nor migrating our bees outside of our area we are hopeful to retain this low disease status. 

Bee Health and DASH | Disease Assurance Scheme in Honeybees

Bees For Sale