Queens

Next Day Delivery Queens - Our breeders produce queens using genetic principles. Special breeders of desired lines (Buckfast / Carniolan) are selected for hygienic behaviour from amongst the best breeder colonies; those that have proven to be productive and display all desired characteristics. Queens that are reared from those colonies are instrumentally inseminated with semen from drones from hygienic colonies. To avoid the negative effect of in-breeding, queens are reared from different (unrelated) hygienic colonies each year. ‘Daughter-queens’ from inseminated queen are open mated in areas where the surrounding drones are from hygienic colonies. These are not only some of the best queens in the UK they are some of the most placid and productive bees you will ever handle!

All our queens available to pre book for delivery to you before 1pm the next day (4PM DURING COVID-19) (even Saturdays*) from April - September (when in stock & ordered before 8am) using Royal Mail Special Delivery parcels (you are also welcome to collect from our base in Cheltenham at a pre arranged time). Simply select your week allocation, a day to send and we will aim to have your Queen(s) sent on the date specified.

WE DO NOT SEND QUEENS OUT OF THE UK.

PLEASE REMEMBER THE CUT OFF FOR DISPATCH IS 8AM, ANY ORDERS AFTER MAY BE POSTED THE FOLLOWING WORKING DAY. (APRIL - SEPTEMBER)

SATURDAY DELIVERY QUEENS MUST BE ORDERED AND PAID FOR BEFORE FRIDAY 8AM TO SECURE A MORNING DISPATCH. (APRIL - SEPTEMBER)

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  • Buckfast Queen 2021

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    Buckfast queens are the result of the pioneering breeding work of the Benedictine monk "Brother Adam", who travelled all over the globe to create the "perfect bee". ORDER ONLINE ONLY - LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABE EACH WEEK - SELECT YOUR PREFERED DISPATCH WEEK AND DAY TO SEND. Please pay close attention when ordering, your dispatch day will be during the availability date chosen!

  • Carniolan Queen 2021

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    Carniolan bees are beautiful to work with and very hard working, they produce big stores for the winter and are prolific in the spring. ORDER ONLINE ONLY - LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABE EACH WEEK - SELECT YOUR PREFERED DISPATCH WEEK AND DAY TO SEND.  Please pay close attention when ordering, your dispatch day will be during the availability date chosen!

  • Essex Buckfast Queen 2021

    Finished for 2021 - Essex Buckfast, exclusive to BS Honey Bees. Tested over the last 2 years from high quality Buckfast mothers, now mating in Essex, producing some lovely Essex girls! ORDER ONLINE ONLY - LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABE EACH WEEK - SELECT YOUR PREFERED DISPATCH WEEK AND DAY TO SEND. Please pay close attention when ordering, your dispatch day will be during the availability date chosen!

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