Alex. Stephan I live in lower ballinderry co antrim. David. I will have Amm queen bees for sale from June onwards. Thanks. After 2 years of badgering them to do something I took matters into my own hands. Can you confirm when you will be able to post them to me? thanks Sort Code 90-02-95 2 lovely new queens arrived safely this week. I have read your article on local mating DCAs which of course would make it easier. Buy Top Quality Queens from Heritage Bee Farm Today! Pay for it now for delivery in August? Hello Jonathan, I have purchased two queens from you last year and I have been very happy with how they performed. Hi Jonathan My issue is some hives make it through our long cold winters, some times not, I would love to try a hardy Irish black bee & see what happens… I live in Ireland. I always contact customers before posting to arrange a suitable posting date so no need to email re holidays or time away from home etc. I saw the header about orders for 2019 so I’m about to order two more queens for next June. Hello Jonathan, I ordered a replacement for a failed nuc introduction last month but I guess I was too late for this year. I have quite a few orders in already and it also depends on the weather so I would estimate late June or early July at this point. Sorry, I have at least a 3 week waiting list. The availability depends upon weather in May and June. This will exclude the hive box. I give some a mine a second brood box in May when colonies are hitting maximum strength. i take it will be mid august for delivery ? I have a UK address but it will just make it longer in transit. Tom. I split a hive of bees a month ago leaving a good queen cell in the new hive. Native Irish Honey Bees are under threat due to hybridisation with foreign strains of honey bee. Not being insulting. I have had advice and visits from several local beekeepers and none of them have been able to spot a queen either…. My queenright cell raiser colonies are all on double brood separated by a queen excluder. Maybe that’s exactly what I did wrong, I let the attendants out first so the queen was on her own as I’ve always done to every other introduction of mated queens and 99% success but here 100% falure. E-mail jonathangetty80 at gmail.com, Pingback: Great weather for queen mating | Native Queen Bees, Hi. The key variable is the weather. I ordered a queen on 7th March, I was wondering when the March orders may be posted. Harry. Carniolan & Italian Bees from this season. Regards Tom. Pingback: 2017 orders | Native Queen Bees, Hi. If you order now June should be no problem. Can I ask do you routinely re queen in September. I can post next week if that suits or later if you let me know. I ordered another queen, via this website, earlier in the week. A bee package with a queen bee, honey, brood and bees for only $400 and you get absolutely everything in a box. I have to inform you that I am away from the 26th July to the 2nd August inclusive. Many thanks Jonathan – new Queen arrived today. And if so, would it be possible to buy a package or nuc of bees too? Payed buy PayPal on the 15th Aug just making sure everything is on track? We have some very good Amm stock in Ireland and this has been demonstrated by various studies and surveys over the years such as the Jensen and Pederson study (2005) which looked at introgression of genetic material from other subspecies. That’s no problem. Can you tell me when you are planning on posting your Queens? I’m sorry to bother you as you no doubt have your work cut out at the moment. I’m very pleased with the one I had from you in June. I am away for the weekend later today so wont be by email until Tues morn. I would like to try one of your native queens. Thanks Peter. Hi Jane. Fortunately there is an awareness among local beekeepers that Apis mellifera mellifera is part of our cultural heritage and there is growing demand for Amm queens. Is there any chance you could post a mated queen to cork if I ordered? Summer honey Bee split, nice strong coloney with strong laying Queen and Can you please avoid sending me a Queen between those dates. Or anyone in the USA that breeds them? I can post your queen this week or next if that suits, I have a black bee Queen ordered with you. Ordered and paid for. My humblest apologies for bothering you, I placed an order with you back in January, heard nothing so far! Thanks Martyn. I can order a normal queen and have her in 24 hrs from holyfields. I ordered a queen on 5th April 2018 and was wondering if there was any update about when orders from around this date might be shipped. I have never heard of anything like this happening before. It should be whatever the ETA was on the website when you ordered. Thank you for your interest, Lindy. Made from solid pine. Email me later to remind me of the order. It can be difficult to keep stock pure unless you have a lot of drone producing colonies in the area. It is under serious threat. Hi, Hello Jonathan, I am currently working on a 3-4 week waiting time as orders come in and that is assuming good weather. Hi do you still have queen bees available? Thankyou Jonathan ( sorry I put Jon…..that’s what folk call you on BKF), I shall Pay via Paypal just now and get in touch next year. Prob prefer to call and collect? Is that still the case or august now. Introgression of genetic material from imports of other subspecies into the Irish native bee population would change it irreversibly. I am currently posting out orders which came in during May. about a 3 week wait at least. In most cases it will be what it said on the website at the point of order as I update the estimated dispatch time on a regular basis. Thank you for your email. In the last 4 years I have only lost 2 hives. I think the Paypal link allows you to use a credit card if you click through. So yes my mistake…. Oh Bugger …. Hi Jonathan, Fallings Park It was 28th June and you said you wanted it last week in July and that is where I have you on the list if that is still ok, Ok thanks had to change days off if possible could you post on the 23 of June, Sorry 23 July if possible for posting cheers, I’m based in North Wales, I already have AMM colonies. Hi Johnathan have you got a date when 2 native Queens will be posted. I start grafting early May and usually have the first queens available in June. The same can be done with a hive colony but it is a bit trickier. Great to hear they have been introduced successfully. Many thanks. My bees are doing great, there are mites in the hives, but my bees seem to deal with them and keep them in check. There is a new genetic survey just underway associated with L.I.T. Colonsay Dark Native Bees. btw I grew up in Belfast before ending up over in Cambridgeshire. yep, usually about a 4 week wait. Make sure you have checked your hive is truly queenless with a test frame before trying to introduce a queen. I have found great success in doing this. The Queen Bee will come with 3-5 attendants in a queen cage. I only post to GB and NI. I’ll give you a few days notice. I see you sell Queens, but do you also sell NUC’s if so how much & me being a newbie could you please tell me how we go about this. Thanks. Hi I have just ordered a mated queen from you, when do you estimate delivery? I fear that my main hive has just gone queen-less, going to check today, is it to late to re-queen? I am trying to get a British black bee queen to put into a colony which has become queenless. At the moment it is likely to be July. Hi Jonathan. Garry Miller. Post to UK addresses only. Many thanks, Alix. If you order now it will be 2-3 weeks until I post, Dear Jonathan, any news of 2 Queens expected end of July? I am hoping to prove to people that bee’s need to evolve naturally and that sometimes nature knows best and people need to butt out! Monica. Can I contact you personally by email? Are there going to be any available in Aug? I had a lot of orders in before 5th April. Unfortunately the colony is to weak to survive I have joined them with another colony. Sorry for the bad news re EFB. Basically, he has ordered three queens with you and although he initially asked for them to have their wings clipped, would it be possible for them not to have the wings clipped, when they’re posted out? Glad to hear they are doing well for you. Even if you managed to introduce a queen, a colony full of drones and old worker bees has absolutely no chance of surviving the winter. The hardy black bee genes would be great in our cooler climate as we’re next to the Canadian border. 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