Delivery Information

Our products are delivered by Royal Mail (Live Bees) & DHL Parcel UK (Equipment).

The following delivery charges apply for Live Bees -

Queens -

POSTED MONDAY - THURSDAY (FRIDAY FOR SATURDAY POSTAGE ONLY) WITH ALL ORDERS PLACED BEFORE 8AM THE SAME DAY

Special Delivery Next Day before 1pm (£500 Insurance)
1 - 5 Queens £7.00
6 - 25 Queens £7.50
26 - 50 Queens £9.00
51 - 100 Queens £11.50

Special Delivery Saturday Delivery before 1pm (£500 Insurance)
1 - 5 Queens £11.00
6 - 25 Queens £12.00
26 - 50 Queens £13.50
£51 - 100 Queens £17.00

First Class Large Letter (1-3 Day Service)
1 - 5 Queens £2.50

First Class Parcel (1-3 Day Service)
6 - 100 Queens £7.00

5 Frame Nucs -

POSTED EVERY WEDNESDAY (OR FRIDAY FOR SATURDAY POSTAGE) BY PRE ARRANGED BOOKING VIA CONFIRMED EMAIL ADDRESS ON ORDER

Weekday Nuc Postage - £30 per Nuc (Via Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1pm - Fully Insured)
Saturday Nuc Postage - £38 per Nuc (Via Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1pm Saturday - Fully Insured)
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 like big couriers they are the only courier legally that can carry live insects. Be wary of suppliers offering via normal couriers as they will likely be handled badly!
Prices quoted are for UK only - we do not post overseas or to Ireland.

The following delivery charges apply for Equipment orders per Zone (based on volumetric weight, quoted in each product description) -

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 £7.62 to Zone A  & B Price
24hr Express (Volumetric weight) Zone A & B Zone C Zone D
1-2 Boxes 0-30kg £7.95 £15.26 £17.81
3-4 Boxes 31-60kg £8.65 £25.44 £30.53
5-6 Boxes 61-90kg £12.97 £38.16 £45.79
7-8 Boxes 91-120kg £17.30 £50.88 £61.06
9-10 Boxes 121-150kg £21.62 £63.60 £76.32
11-12 Boxes 151-180kg £25.95 £76.32 £91.58
13-14 Boxes 181-210kg £30.27 £89.04 £106.85
15-16 Boxes 211-240kg £34.60 £101.76 £122.11
17-18 Boxes 241-270kg £38.92 £114.48 £137.38
19-20 Boxes 271kg-300kg £43.25 £127.20 £152.64
21-22 Boxes 301kg-330kg £47.57 £139.92 £167.90
23-24 Boxes331kg-360kg £51.90 £152.64 £183.17
25-26 Boxes 361kg-390kg £56.22 £165.36 £198.43
27-28 Boxes 391-420kg £60.55 £178.08 £213.70
29-30 Boxes 421kg-450kg £64.87 £190.80 £228.96
31 Boxes + 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. 3lb Package Bees
  2. 3lb Package Bees (Queenless)
  3. Colony of Bees
  4. Bees for Business
  5. 6 Frame Overwintered Nuc (5 Frame Nucs can be posted in correx transport box)
  6. 12oz (340g) English Honey
  7. 8oz (226g) Pure Cut Comb English Honey

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