British Black Bee
These are bred from survivor stock over several generations and show a degree of varroa resistance.
They overwinter in a small cluster and are very frugal but build rapidly in the spring.
They are a good bee for a beginner as they will produce a surplus in most years and should overwinter on a single brood.
All queens are open mated and handle well under most conditions.
We select for prolific, non runny bees that produce a surplus.
Available from Late May Onwards