I am a beekeeper and beebreeder in Rainham Kent, approaching 6 years experience.
I breed local queens that produce workers that are gentle to handle and manipulate.
My bees are beekeeper friendly and I have confidence in supplying to new beekeepers, I offer assistance for as long as it takes for the new colony to get established. Re-queening if nessesary during the season April to August.
This last year I had orders for more than 50 Nucs with bees on 5 frames.
The Spring was very late in the S/E. The best of the weather started in the first week of June. three months already behind normal. In the end I only produced 18 Nucs. I apologise to those of you I let down but as you all realised it was a nationwide problem.
Please support your local beekeeper and think hard about not introducing stock that might upset the balance of our near native bees here in the South East of the UK. I will be doing my very best next year to make amends, but its all down to nature in the end I am only helping in my own very small way.