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Bishops bees – UK Queen Breeders

Bishops bees are a UK Queen breeder providing UK bred queens and bees for sale. We are dedicated to providing good quality UK bred bees to beekeepers across the UK. With great experience in Breeding queens we can provide Instrumentally Inseminated and open mated queens.

Not only do we provide queens, but we also have honey bee nucs for sale. We are one of few suppliers which will deliver your nuc to you. All our nucs are headed by young productive queens and are quality checked before being sent.

Brood from II Buckfast Queen

A brood frame from one of our UK bred Instrumentally Inseminated Buckfast Queens. Almost every cell has been used, right out to the edges. This is a good example of how well a quality queen can lay.

Pre-order your overwintered honeybee nucleus colony now

As queen breeders, we currently run a number of breeder programs to produces different lines of bees. In addition to producing Buckfast bees, we also have our own honeymaker bees for sale. These are the result of a collaboration with a commercial honey farm to produce a good quality UK honey bee. Our honeymaker queens are comparable to the best buckfast bees and have proved highly productive and easy to work with.


Courses

We are now offering beekeeping courses. If you are looking at getting into beekeeping then we have some courses for you. We are lucky to be able to use Quince Honey farm as a venue to run some of our courses from.

Bee hive with smoker
Beekeeping for Beginners

An ideal course for those who are looking to get into beekeeping or have recently started. Working to provide you with a good knowledge of colony dynamics, this course will help prepare you for keeping and inspecting bees.

Exploring The Hive

Building on a basic knowledge, this course examines the management of honeybee colonies further and how to manage multiple hives. This course is ideal if your new to beekeeping or wish to further your beekeeping knowledge.


Queens

2020 II Buckfast queen

Instrumentally Inseminated Buckfast queen

Our UK bred II Queens are bred using the criteria laid out by brother Adam. They are high productive and disease resistant. As they are Instrumentally Inseminated, they are ideal to rear new queens from to improve your own stock.

Buy your II Buckfast queens here


British Bred Open Mated Queen

Open Mated honeymaker queen

The product of a breeding project in conjunction with a commercial honey farm, these queens are fantastic for both commercial and hobbyist beekeepers alike. they are highly productive and easy to work with. These queens will head strong and productive colonies.

Buy your honeymaker queens here


2020 II Buckfast Queen

Open mated Buckfast queens

We raise a number of UK bred Buckfast queens for sale every year. these queens have been proven time and again. They will head up productive colonies which are very calm and easy to work.

Buy your open mated Buckfast queens here




Products

Squeeze Seal 100mm

100mm Squeeze seal

FDA, BFR approved for use in hygiene critical applications with an ID of 1mm and thick wall, this tubing will compress down to make a secure seal.

Squeeze seal is often used to make a secure compression seal between an insemination tip and a syringe.

If you want larger lengths than just increase your order quantity and we will cut …

Stereo Microscope

Stereo Binocular Microscope

This stereo microscope is ideal for Instrumental Insemination among much other microscopy work. With a standard zoom range of 7x to 45x, the additional objective lens allows you to achieve a zoom range from 3.5x to 90x. The large base provides a stable work base, coupled with the extension arm it can provide a wide working area.

Stereo Microscope with Camera

Stereo Microscope with Trinocular lens and Camera

This stereo microscope is ideal for Instrumental Insemination among much other microscopy work. With a standard zoom range of 7x to 45x, the additional objective lens allows you to achieve a zoom range from 3.5x to 90x. The large base provides a stable work base, coupled with the extension arm it can provide a …

Harbo Insemination tips 5 pack

Pack of 5 Harbo Insemination Tips

Pack of 5 Insemination tips for use with a Harbo syringe kit. These tips are pulled from glass capillary tube for a tip length of approximately 5mm and an aperture size of 0.15mm. The overall length is approximately 40mm with a diameter of 1.5mm.

Shaped and polished and then fire polished to finish, these tips are …

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