All our Queen bees are locally raised in an area that contributes to good behaviour. This has taken many years to achieve, at the same time it is essential to have several gene pools to work with and with careful selection by crossing one with another has had huge benefits. With many beekeepers working together in our local association, we have reduced the need for importing (potentially diseased) bees from other areas. Our next aim is to use Buckfast and varroa resistant drones to further enhance our queen lineage.
We raise queens and drones from only the best selected colonies. This nearly always achieves what we are looking for.
Keeping things simple, we not only offer nuclei and queens which are very gentle and productive, but also hardy to many of the common diseases. Chalk Brood is not tolerated in any of our colonies. We continue to breed from only the best characteristics.
We cannot guarantee that all colonies will be identical in their behaviour all the time. We therefore offer a replacement if any of our “Mated Queens” supplied should produce poor worker offspring. Please send Her Majesty back to us and we will happily replace her, free of charge.(This refers to colonies that do not quieten once the hive has been closed down. Noise - lawnmowers, unwashed gloves and clothes
including rough handling, perfume, nail varnish and old watch straps can stir up even