It's Started! we are starting to bring back the nucs, ready to check, double check and dispatch off.
Overwintered colonies - SOLD OUT - ready in Spring, aiming for April
package bees - SOLD OUT - ready end of May
Summertime nucs - Taking orders, ready Mid June Onwards.
Update for those who have an order with us already.
I'm trying to get updates out as much as possible. Unfortunately the past 2 weeks since our last update hasn't had much of an impact on the bees. Although the weather isn't cold or wet, it seems it's just not quite good enough yet for the bees and progress has been slow. The amount of brood has improved and the number of bees has increased but they are rapidly eating through their stores and i'm not happy letting them go until i know they can look after themselves better. I know some of you have experience but i also know we have lots of beginners waiting for them. Many of the colonies are currently needing additional feeding so i feel it is best to wait an extra week to get more feed in them so once we do hand them over, they will be in a state where they will naturally expand - which is always easier for beginners. I'm currently looking at around 16th April for the first batch of collections, however please wait for us to email you the collection email first. I'm hoping to send this very, very shortly.
Update for those of you who have not ordered their bees yet
All overwintered colonies and package bees have been allocated now. We still have summertime nucs available which are due to be ready around Mid June, once we've completed all the overwintered nuc orders and package orders.