Now Taking Orders for 2022

The 2021 Season

There is no denying 2021 has been a difficult year for beekeeping, the weather just didn't play nice for us beekeepers. Because of this, we only have limited types of nucs available for the overwintered pre-order sales this time.

Welcome To IWantBees

Welcome to IWantBees, part of "Paynes Bee Farm" and THE place for buying colonies of Bees and Queens. Being a fully operational Bee Farm looking after more than 1500 hives, this family run business is well-rehearsed in the breeding of Honeybee Colonies, and take pride and care in every order placed. We have been supplying locally bred honeybees for over 90 years, helping both experienced and beginners alike. We look forward to helping you with your own requirements.

We are able to offer you bees in the form of our popular 6-frame Nucs, more advanced Full-Size Colonies or our Package bees. We also breed Local Queens as well as sourcing from the best, dedicated Queen breeders from across Europe to offer a diverse range of Queen Bees with traits that suit every need. Whichever you choose you may rest-assured that they are strong, healthy honeybees that have been cared for by our own dedicated team of beekeepers. All our nucs and colonies offered for sale comply with Defra latest guidelines. We are DASH accredited, meaning we are fully trained in disease identification and management, and work closely with the official Bee Inspectors from the NBU at all times.

We look forward to bringing you into the exciting and ever-fulfilling world of beekeeping.