OVER-WINTERED NUCLEI APRIL 2021
I have a limited number of overwintered 6 frame Nuclei with selected marked Buckfast Queens, from Breeder
Queen stock. Available for collection from early April. They are supplied in a Paynes or Maisemore poly nucleus
box. The Queens are open mated Buckfast stock, grafted from selected Breeder Queens in 2020, supplied by an accredited Buckfast Queen breeder whose breeding stock comes from Keld Brandstrup, in Denmark.
The nucleus will have a marked 2020 Queen and brood and bees at all stages of development ready to go for the new season.
I am perhaps the only beekeeper in Leicestershire who offers nuclei with known origin open mated Buckfast queens from an accredited Buckfast queen breeder.
These are dependable Queens that I use in my own production apiaries’.
The Nuclei come in a Maisemore or Paynes polystyrene nucleus box which is to be returned against a deposit of £40. Available early April.
Available on National, and Commercial 16 x 10 frame sizes.
Also full colonies available on both National (£300.00) and Commercial frame sizes (£320.00). Email or call for details.
For details call John Heard
The bee feed delivery from Belgium has arrived.
6 tonnes of hot Belgosuc Invertbee feed delivered last month. We use about 2 tonnes a year and this consignment will last a couple of years shared with a fellow beefarmer. We also sell bee feed to the smaller scale beekeepers locally.
Truly wonderful stuff this feed, never develops mould which sugar solution is prone to, has a specific gravity which is close to that of honey and being chemically inverted the bees just take it down and store it with no energy expended in inverting it themselves before storing. 15 kg of this per hive and it can be out of the feeders and stored overnight in a big strong colony.
Used the last of our stocks when feeding last September, stocking up for the new 2018 season.