Mel Cilgwenyn

Bees & Queens

As well as breeding Queens for our own use, they are also available for public purchase. All our Queens are of Buckfast descent drawing on centuries of work by notable bee breeders from across Europe, the United Kingdom and by Brother Adam from Buckfast Abbey.

Orders are now being taken for queens and bees for 2018. If you would like to be placed on our waiting list to be guaranteed supply please contact us with your name, address and phone number. A deposit of £50 will be required (and can be returned when 2018 prices are issued). Once prices are confirmed online and with you the customer this will be non refundable (unless in the very rare circumstances we cannot supply you).

2018Buckfast QueensPre-order
20186 Frame nucleusPre-order

As an indication, our 2017 prices were £220 for a 6 frame nuc with queen supplied in an used Paynes Poly Nuc. We will refund £20 for returned Poly Nucs, but are very handy around your apiary! Our 2017 Queens were priced at £40, 2018 prices will be confimed shortly.

We are members of the Bee Farmer's Association and our bees are managed in accordance with the National Bee Unit's best practices.

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If you would like to discuss your order on the phone please call me on 07988 874608, please leave a message an I will get back to you when I'm back from the apiary. Unfortunately we do not have a landline at the apiary.

* As an indication our 2017 prices are shown, 2018 prices will be confimed shortly.

Payments are accepted by bank transfer or cheque.