These Honey Bee colonies are sold on behalf of Registered Beekeepers – available in limited numbers.
These are bred from organically managed Beehive colonies. Breeding starts in October so you need to order early.
These colonies include queens bred in 2017 or are new season queens. They will be ready around December 2018, or January 2019 – dependent on seasonal conditions.
These Beehives are sized in hive-boxes either:
- Full Depth
- Mixed eg: Full Depth Brood with 3/4 supers or other
These are pick-up only and the colonies are located in the Auckland area.
To confirm your order a *deposit of $200.00 is required to secure your Beehive. Please see notes below.
Why is a ‘fully-working' colony good for me as a beginner beekeeper?
The benefit of buying a ‘fully working' Beehive is that it will you give you a colony which is already established with a laying queen and good resources and ready for you to manage immediately.
Deposits are required because these colonies are bred to order. It costs money to raise new colonies as they require hive-woodware and management, etc to bring, or grow them to their ‘fully working' level. Please refer warning notes below.
*Deposits are non-refundable if you change your mind.
BUT if the Beehives cannot be produced you will receive a full refund of your Deposit with proof of your payment so keep your receipt as reference.
AFB – DECA : The breeders are registered beekeepers and all Hives will be visually checked for status of health before being picked-up, once the hives leave the Beekeepers apiary the hives are subject to other risks, etc and no guarantees can be given.