1.5kg of Package Bees with Mated Queen
**Now Taking Pre-Orders for the 2024 Season **
Orders for the 2023 season are now fulfilled
Package bees are useful to install into hive types such as top bar, warre, or foundationless hive systems. Essentially like a swarm of bees, a package of bees is made up of young bees and a queen bee.
Queens will be supplied marked.
Package bees will be available from the start of June.
The total cost for the 1.5Kg Package Bees with Mated Queen is £240.
COLLECTION / COLLECTION DATE
When ordering package bees, please select a collection date from the drop down menu.
Package bees are only available for collection and cannot be posted out.
Queens can also be supplied clipped if desired, some beekeepers will clip their queens in a bid to reduce the loss of swarms. We we can provide this service if required.
Package bees have a very high feed requirement as they need this to be able to draw new comb, please ensure you feed your package bees as soon as you have installed.
PROBLEMS / GUARANTEES
Package bees require experience to install and look after. There is always a risk with swarming/ absconding with package bees. If needed we can offer advice on installation of package bees, but installation and the success of installation is entirely at your own risk.
Guidance on Installing Package Bees
For a comprehensive guide to installing package bees, see our dedicated page on installing package bees here