Queen Bees for Sale UK
We differentiate and pride ourselves on the supply of locally adapted queens from the UK.
Mated queen bees for sale from the UK. Our queens are selected for desirable traits and then open mated in the south of Lincolnshire. We continue towards introducing genetics closely linked to our native Apis Mellifera Mellifera to further strengthen their presence to ensure sustainable, local strains.
We differentiate and pride ourselves on the supply of locally adapted queens from the UK which we sell to hobbyists and bee farmers alike. All of our queens are from our own apiaries. We don’t stock up and resell from other bee farms and we don’t bulk source queens from outside the UK. We believe the beekeeping industry can be more self-sustaining by creating queens which have great traits and are better adapted.
The importation of queens and nucs is an increasingly prevalent and divisive issue for us here in the UK, and particularly since the ban of packages of bees from outside mainland borders. There remains an increasing concern that these imports may result in the accidental importation of damaging pests and disease that are likely to be impactful to the bee keeping industry and UK economy.
This is a core ethos for us here at Bee Farming (beefarming.co.uk). Supply locally adapted queen bees for sale in the UK, make it easier for buyers to trace queens to their origin, and create confidence in local genetics, and all whilst assisting the UK bee farming industry to be more self-sufficient. The British beekeeping industry has a number of challenges to contend with already and with more farms like ours, we believe we can help strengthen hobbyists and bee farmers alike by seeking out and supplying more reliable strains.
The supply of queen bees locally ensures you’re acquiring bees that are better suited to the climate in which you’re based and ensures the ongoing survival of our local genetics of Apis Mellifera Mellifera, our native honeybee species. Our queens are open mated in areas that contain good concentrations of our British black bee and whilst genetic mixing is inevitable we continue to strive for locally reared bees chosen for traits that are typically sought after by beekeepers.