Bees for Sale

BIBBA are encouraging their members to raise extra queens and nucs to sell in order that we can dissuade beekeepers from buying imported queens.

We presently do not have the ability to inspect or vouch for such queens and nucs and simply require the seller to give an assurance that they are raised from local stock and are not imports, and that the seller supports the objectives of BIBBA.

Cambridge PE15

August 2022

Currently I’ve got 2 nuclei ready to go to new homes if anyone in the group are interested?

6 frames, 14×12 – doesn’t include boxes – they’re to be returned in good condition. Collection from March Cambs. Viewing is welcomed. £150 per nucleus. Both have this years queens marked yellow open mated local bees.

I manage my bees without any chemical treatments (7yrs + now) and they’re extremely healthy and vigorous, with a decent temperament. This years honey harvest from 6 productive hives so far has been @600lb.

Call or email for further details – 07967 140565, 

Clitheroe BB7

These are black bees openly mated. Price is £175 for 5 frame nuc on National frames available from mid June. Nucs can be collected or sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery in a correx nuc box. I will deliver locally free of charge and help any new beekeeper with their set up.

Newport NP7

Overwintered 5 and 6 Frame Nucs available from Mid April 2022. All bees and queens raised from our own Locally Adapted stock, selectively bred for 20 years to be good tempered, hardy and productive. Prices : £190 and £215 – includes a £15 refundable deposit on a plywood travel box.

South Yorkshire S75

Our five frame nucleus colonies contain locally-adapted bees headed by one of our queens, brood of all stages as well as pollen and stores. All our nucs are on British Standard frames (drop off your nuc box). Delivery and installation: price on application.

Our locally-adapted queens are bred at our main apiary. They head productive and hardy colonies. We breed a few surplus queens which we sell to cover our queen production costs.


Contact a Local BIBBA Group:

We have a number of Bee Improvement Groups around the UK. Often these groups have surplus bees and queens. Click here to find your nearest group.

Members wishing to sell bees can put a notice on the website.
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