Honeybees for sale in Sussex

2018 Complete colonies for sale Eastbourne, East Sussex 

1 x national standard hived overwintered nuc in a brand new Paynes Poly hive with some new foundation.

1 x National Jumbo 12 x 14 overwintered nuc in a brand new Paynes Poly hive with some new foundation.

My bees are quiet local mongrels descended from my Buckfast super bee ‘Ruby’ a few generations back. I never met their fathers! 

Queens are late 2017 wild mated. Both hives have overwintered well and are now building fast. Treated with Apiguard in the autumn and Acid at Christmas. Ideal starter colonies.

£350 each (£25 in advance £325 on collection).

Available for collection anytime before 22nd April from Eastbourne,  East Sussex.

Please email me Patrick Laslett honeybeesforsale@gmail.com
Please note I am the webmaster not the owner of the bees






2017 14x12 nuc Nuc for sale Sussex/Kent

Jumbo national 14x12 5 frame nuc.
Yellow marked queen laying well.
3 frames of brood and 2 of stores coming in.
Home-made wooden nuc box
£150 inc box (£20 in advance £130 on collection)
£120 without box. (£20 in advance £100 on collection)

Pick up East Sussex / Kent.

Please email me Patrick Laslett honeybeesforsale@gmail.com

Please note I am the webmaster not the owner of the bees



2017 14X12 nucs East Grinstead West Sussex

I have several very strong and healthy 6 frame British National and 14x12 nucleus colonies that are immediately available for sale.

The queens have all been raised in 2017 and are marked yellow. All parent colonies were treated for varroa in September/October last year;  and I include full (written) inspection history notes with all nucleus' sold.

The Nationals cost £165 (£20 in advance £145 on collection) and are kept near East Grinstead, West Sussex. I have very good feedback from previous sales, which I could share if needed.

Please note that the price excludes a £40 refundable deposit for the supplied Paynes 6 frame poly nuc box and strap; return is optional.

Please email me Patrick Laslett honeybeesforsale@gmail.com
Please note I am the webmaster not the owner of the bees



2017 Two nucs for sale Sussex

I have two strong Nucs for sale - Sussex Mongrels  descended from My Buckfast super bee 'ruby' sold 
on national standard frames in a Payne's 6 frame poly Nuc box.

Newly mated 2017 queens (unmarked) with stores and brood across frames in all stages, building 
quickly. Ready for collection over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Parent hives treated with Apiguard in September & acid just before Christmas.

I've already harvested from both parent hives this year!

Parent colonies are quiet garden bees with good hygiene and have survived well over the last 5 years 
building strongly in the spring and surviving with their own stores over winter & consistently giving me a 
decent honey harvest.

£180 each - £20 in advance & £160 on collection. Including the Poly nuc for you to keep.

Please email me Patrick Laslett honeybeesforsale@gmail.com
Please note I am the webmaster not the owner of the bees


2017 Bees on National frames Eastbourne, Sussex.


Due to increased work commitments, I need to drastically reduce the number of colonies I maintain and I will therefore have the following available for collection from Eastbourne, East Sussex during April.

2 x National Standard 6 Frame overwintered Nuc’s
(Paynes Poly Nuc’s) headed up by marked 2016 Buckfast Queens also supplied by Paynes. Treated with Apiguard in September and acid during December. 

£200 Each. £20 on order confirmation and £180 on collection. £25 refunded on return of the Poly Nuc. n.b. Supplied without eek’s, but with polycrownboard.


1 x Full Colony of Sussex Mongrels housed in a 12 x14 Jumbo Paynes Polyhive - quiet on the comb and nice to handle, this strong and productive hive is headed up by a 2016 Queen descended a few generations back from my super bee, Ruby, a Buckfast Queen extraordinaire! I took over 100lb of honey off this hive last year.

Sale includes cedar stand, plastic queen excluder, crown board and two poly supers with frames and this colonies drawn comb ready for the honey season. I will also supply this hive with a used empty cedar 12 x14 Jumbo Nuc box. Both hive and cedar nuc box are in good order and are around 3 years old.

This colony has not been inspected recently, but has been treated for varroa with Apiguard in September and acid in December. (n.b. the cedar eek shown is not included in sale)

£350. £25 on order confirmation and £325 on collection.

2 x National Standard hives and colonies (mixture of soft and hard wood componentry as shown). The hives are both serviceable but not pretty! Both these colonies are extremely strong local dark bees and these are what I’d call ‘assertive bees’ - Unsuitable for beginners without re-queening, these hives are both early 2016 prime swarms that built very quickly and strongly over the summer and gave exceptional honey yields last autumn. 

Both have overwintered very well on single brood and have just been fed with fondant to boost stores. Included in the sale is the Cedar hive stand, queen excluder, crown board, solid floor and two supers with a mixture of drawn and undrawn super frames ready for the coming season. 

These colonies have not been Bee Inspector inspected, but have been treated for varroa with Apiguard in September and acid in December. 

£250 each. £25 on order confirmation, and £225 on collection,

Please email me Patrick Laslett honeybeesforsale@gmail.com for my pre-payment details



2016 Two nucs - Bexhill on Sea

Two nucs with last years queen, brood, honey on 5 and 6 frames. One is
over wintered and one is split.

Bexhill On Sea

£235 inc box (£20 in advance £215 on collection)

or £200 without the box (£20 in advance £180 on collection)

Please email me Patrick Laslett plaslett@gmail.com (I'm the webmaster not the owner)


2016
6 frame nuc Eastbourne SOLD

Very full Paynes Poly Nuc on 6 national frames with marked 2016 Queen. Busting with
bees & brood in all stages, quiet on the comb but busy.


Sussex Mongrels from my original Buckfast Queen. Really need hiving this week.

Parent colony treated with Apiguard in September & then acid in December and
has already given me 25lb of honey this year!


£190 delivered & installed within 15 miles of Eastbourne or collected include
Poly Nuc.
(£20 advance payment £170 on collection)


If the buyer returns the Nuc, I’ll refund £20.

Please email me Patrick Laslett plaslett@gmail.com (I'm the webmaster not the bee keeper)


2016 T
wo nucs Bexhill on Sea

Two nucs with last years queen, brood, honey on 5 and 6 frames. One is over wintered and
one is a split.

Bexhill On Sea

£235 inc box (£20 in advance £215 on collection)

or £200 without the box (£20 in advance £180 on collection)

Please email me Patrick Laslett plaslett@gmail.com (I'm the webmaster not the bee keeper)



2016
 3 Langstroth Complete colonies East Sussex 
SOLD

I am, after many happy years, being reluctantly forced to retire from beekeeping.

I have For Sale, 6 over-wintered colonies (three sold) of gentle locally breed bees. I have inspected these briefly, and they are all very healthy with eggs and various stages of brood . They are building up good store reserves and bringing in loads of yellow pollen. They are housed in Langstroth hives, consisting of a mesh floor, brood box with Hoffman frames, queen excluder and 2 supers with Manley frames, cover board and lid.

They were not fed this winter, nor were they treated with oxalic acid and have all come through remarkably well, and strongly. All of them have at least 6 frames of bees but most of them, more.

Price: £235 each (£25 in advance £210 on collection) - to include bees and used hives as described.

I also have For Sale, approximately 10 used Langstroth hives, consisting of floor, mainly mesh, brood box with frames and a super with frames and a lid. I am letting these go for £60 each for a quick sale. (£10 in advance £50 on collection)

Please email me Patrick Laslett
plaslett@gmail.com for my advance payment methods



2016 Two colonies of bees plus bee keeping equipment. SOLD


It is with regret that I have to sell my whole apiary including equipment for personal reasons. It would ideally suit a confident beginner or someone who is looking to upgrade or expand what they already have. These are the details:

1 full colony with marked queen (2015) in poly hive with 2 x supers (2 yrs old)

1 strong colony with marked queen (Buckfast cross 2015 - from Paynes bee farm) in poly nuc with 1 x super (1 yr old)

ALL on 14x12 frames
Materials for stand (wood & breeze blocks)

Full length bee suit
Hive tool
Bee brush
Smoker with twine to burn
Queen catcher
Queen cage
Queen Marker pens
Top feeder x 2

10 x unassembled super frames
5 x foundation for super frames

Honey sieve
Honey strainer with stand
Large bucket for honey with valve
Loads of Honey Jars

Numerous useful bits & bobs including Varroa Treatment, pins, candy feed etc etc.

Useful Books & reference material

I would prefer to sell the whole lot in one go and it would be everything needed to set someone off from scratch.

I am asking £600 for the lot (£50 advance payment £550 on collection) Haywards Heath.

Please email me Patrick Laslett for my advance payment options plaslett@gmail.com








2015
Two nucs Worthing

Italian bees 
Two Nuclear Brood Box with 6 Frames and Queen
£320 for two (£40 deposit in advance £280 on collection), £170 each
(£20 deposit in advance £150 on collection)
Worthing

Please email me for my deposit payment options patrick@laslett.com (Webmaster)

2015
 
nucs with 2015 laying queens 

Eastbourne, East Sussex - I can deliver & install for £10 within a 20 mile radius.

3 nucs in 6 frame British National standard Poly Boxes, with newly wild mated &
laying 2015 Queens- marked blue. Source hives were treated for varroa with acid in
December & Apiguard in September.


I nuc ready now, the other two will be ready by the end of June.

£160 each (£20 deposit in advance £140 on collection) - nuc box return or keep the box for
an extra £25.


1 nuc in ply box on 5 frames - marked blue 2015 queen. Building very strongly ready now.
£150 (£20 deposit in advance £130 on collection) - nuc box return or keep the box for an extra £25.

Lovely bees, easy to do and building fast- all descended from Super bee, Ruby a Buckfast beauty!
Their mothers were all superstars, I never met their fathers.

Please email me for my deposit payment options - patrick@laslett.com


2015
UK bred, over wintered, honey bees in a 6 frame BS poly nucs


Experienced, professional beekeeper has a number of UK bred, over-wintered, 6 frame, BS national nucs for sale, available in April / May 2015. 

This beekeeper has worked for a commercial bee farm in the South East and was responsible for producing hundreds of honey bee nuclei and full size colonies to private beekeepers and commercial bee farms alike. He also has FERA accreditation for disease recognition and control (DASH). 

These bees will have been treated, healthy and inspected prior to delivery / collection. They will also comply with FERA guide lines for sale of bees, as an absolute minimum. This includes brood disease guarantee. The bees will be sold in a high density polystyrene nucleus box, which is yours to keep. They will have a travel screen fitted to the top, so that the bees don't over heat on the journey home. This housing will be adequate for the short term (i.e. hours or maybe a day or two), but will need to be transferred into a full size hive to allow them room to expand as soon as possible. 

Optional extras include a delivery / installation services, so that you can be sure of safe transfer into their own hive (i.e. no squashed queens). This service is offered for an additional £40, plus 40 pence per mile (both ways) from the Burgess Hill area. 

You're welcome to pick up your bees in person. In which case, you might be interested in the following. For an additional £10, we can cage your queen the day before, thereby easing the transfer into your own full size hive. 

Price for these professional quality nucs is a very reasonable £195 each. (A £20 deposit in advance the balance payable on delivery / collection).

Please email me patrick@laslett.com (the webmaster) for my deposit payment options


2014 Two 12 x 14 nucs (6 frames) with plenty of stores - in Paynes Polynuc's 01/10/14

  • Both have July 2014 Italian Queens supplied by Becky's Bees with brood in all stages.
  • Temperament – very calm, blonde girls that stay on the frames
  • Prolific layers – good honey harvest.
    Very strong 'roaring' nuc's - I'm completely overstocked, but if they don't go I'll hold them until spring. 

    Bees are £180 (£20 deposit in advance £160 on collection) including the polynuc box (12x14) or supply your own equipment to collect £130. 
Inspection encouraged.

Please email me patrick@laslett.com for my deposit payment options


2014 Three strong established colonies in Langstroth hives + equipment

Three strong established colonies in Langstroth hives with 2 spare empty hives, a tray feeder on furthest hive, 2 jacket beehoods, a large hand cranked stainless spinner able to do langstroths or nationals with insert, sieve, hive tools & sundries to sell.

Ideal for a beginner who would like to set up in one go.

Hives & kit in good shape but bees suffering prolonged periods of neglect due to working away - means they deserve a more committed landlord.

Located in East Sussex.
I can deliver up to 30 miles if required

I have had them about 12 years, (the deal hives) & have added Thornes supers, cedar hives & the white deal hive parts during past 5 years.

They all have mesh floors & queen excluders
I treat for varoa & usually rob in August but yet to rob this year.
I usually leave outer frames put & return spent frames for them to clean up.
They have an easy undisturbed life these days.

Prefer to sell everything as one lot £1100 (£100 deposit in advance)

For deposit payment options please email me patrick@laslett.com (Webmaster)

2014 Two 12 x 14 nucs (6 frames) 25/5/2014

Several Standard National nucs (6 frames)

  • All have 2014 Queens, with brood in all stages.
  • Temperament – very calm, stay on the frames
  • Prolific layers – good honey harvest, Buckfast origin.

Bees are £180 (£20 deposit in advance £160 on collection) including the polynuc box (12x14)

Bees are £160 (£20 deposit in advance £140 on collection) including the polynuc box (Standard National)

For deposit payment details please email me patrick@laslett.com


2014 Five six frame nucs for sale 15/4/2014

One 12 x 14 nuc (6 frames) 
Five standard national nucs (6 frames)

All have 2013 Queens, mated, and nucs have plenty brood in all stages, and ready to move into 
a full hive ASAP.

All Queens are marked

Temperament – very calm, stay on the frames

Prolific layers – good honey harvest, Buckfast origin.

Bees are £160 (£20 deposit paid in advance) including the polynuc box

Please email me for for deposit payment details patrick@laslett.com



Do you have honey bees for sale in Sussex?

We are always on the look out for more beekeepers with bees to sell. It doesn't matter
if you only have a few spare colonies or a couple of nucs. If you would like to sell them then
we would like to hear from you. Please email patrick@laslett.com

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