Delivery Information

Our products are delivered by Royal Mail (Live Bees) & DHL Parcel UK (Equipment). Smaller equipment orders (under 2kg) can also be sent via Royal Mail Tracked.

The following delivery charges apply for Live Bees -

Queens -
QUEEN POSTAGE PRICES - All queens require a signature on arrival - no exceptions. Prices quoted are for UK only - we do not post overseas or to Ireland. Certain postcodes are excluded from the 1pm gaurantee, see Royal Mail website. Certain Postcodes are exempt from Sunday Delivery, see Royal Mail Website. 1PM Gaurantee only applies to Weekday deliveries.
Special Delivery Next Day® (Monday - Sunday)

1 - 5 Queens £8.93
6 - 25 Queens £9.32
26 - 50 Queens £10.74
51 - 100 Queens £14.11
101 + Queens £19.56

Royal Mail Tracked 24® (Monday - Sunday)
We must regretfully inform, due to poor service offered by Royal Mail, any customer using Tracked 24 does so at their own risk. Some items are taking up to 5 days to arrive, totally unacceptable service for "24 hour delivery". We highly recommend all customers use Special Delivery to Guarantee safe arrival, we cannot replace or chase any delays should you not follow this advice.

1 - 100 Queens £5.42

5 Frame Nucs -
Nuc Postage
- £30 per Nuc (Via Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1pm*) *Certain postcodes are excluded from the 1pm gaurantee, see Royal Mail website.
Prices quoted are for UK only - we do not post overseas or to Ireland.

We ONLY use Royal Mail to post Bees as they are the only courier that manually handle each consignment. Not only do they not use conveyor belts they are the only courier legally that can carry live insects. Be wary of suppliers offering via other couriers as they will likely be handled badly on conveyer systems.

The following delivery charges apply for Equipment orders per Zone (based on volumetric weight, quoted in each product description) -
Small equipment (under 2kg) full UK coverage - £5.42

Deliveries made Monday - Friday only, normally dispatched same business day but please allow 48hrs for dispatch.

Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D
All postcodes in England and Wales DD, DG, EH, FK, G, KA (except KA27 & KA28), KY, ML, TD, AB1 to AB16, AB21 to AB25, AB30, AB39, PA1 to PA19 & PH1 to PH3 AB31 to AB38, AB40 to AB56, IV1 to IV28, IV30 to IV32, IV36 to IV40, IV52 to IV54, IV63, KW1 to KW14, PA21 to PA38, PH4 to PH41, PH49 to PH50 & Northern Ireland HS, IV41 to 49, IV51, IV55, IV56, KA27, KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man & Channel Islands
Isle of Wight & Isle of Scilly add £8.23 to Zone A & B Price
24hr Express (Volumetric weight) Zone A & B Zone C Zone D
0 - 30kg £11.82 £22.45 £26.15
31 - 60kg £13.19 £37.48 £44.90
61-90kg £19.79 £56.22 £67.35
91-120kg £26.38 £74.97 £89.80
121-150kg £32.98 £93.71 £112.26
151-180kg £39.57 £112.45 £134.71
181-210kg £46.17 £131.19 £157.16
211-240kg £52.76 £149.93 £179.61
241-270kg £59.36 £168.67 £202.06
271kg-300kg £65.95 £187.41 £224.51
301kg-330kg £72.55 £206.15 £246.96
331kg-360kg £79.14 £224.90 £269.41
361kg-390kg £85.74 £243.64 £291.87
391-420kg £92.33 £262.38 £314.32
421kg - 450kg £98.93 £281.12 £336.77
450kg volumetric + please contact for a pallet rate quote.

The following products are exempt from postage due to the fragile state and / or consistent attention required during transit -

  1. 6 Frame Overwintered Nuc (5 Frame Nucs can be posted in correx transport box)
  2. 12oz (340g) English Honey
  3. 8oz (226g) Pure Cut Comb English Honey

These will all require collection from our base in Gloucester strictly by appointment only.