I am looking forward to seeing if a near amm queen is better suited to a scottish island climate than a Buckfast or Italian. I could be doing with one ASAP! Thanks for your e-mail of 4 February confirming receipt of my order for 3 queens. I have two queens ordered from you. Monica. Always nice to get positive feedback. Thanks for a terrific queen. Working without a veil is daft as even the best behaved bees can have an off day. Dani. By the way I really enjoyed your talk at the SNHBS this March. The Native Irish Honeybee Society (NIHBS) works to preserve and promote our native stock. Thanks for the compliment! Avoid bamboo or drilled blocks The Queen Bee can be sold individually marked or unmarked. thanks Thanks. Regards, Rob. Gwen (Killinchy district). Jonathan Getty – Trading as Lagan Valley Bees. Dan. Of course the old swarm queen and the drones must be killed, but they are a much weaker, non indigenous form of bee anyway. Introgression of genetic material from imports of other subspecies into the Irish native bee population would change it irreversibly. If this is acceptable to you. As a local BKA we are trying to breed back to more native stock. Carniolan & Italian Bees from this season. Hi Rebecca. I have a few orders in which I have to post out first. My humblest apologies for bothering you, I placed an order with you back in January, heard nothing so far! Nick. I’d like to know.. Thibault. Thanks. See the âOrderâ page for details. I don’t sell for export. are your queens “native Scottish black bees” I’m very pleased with the one I had from you in June. Can you tell me what size box these bees do best in. Apis mellifera mellifera is the only honeybee native to Ireland and the UK, and it is well adapted to our cool, wet maritime climate. never too early. A bee package with a queen bee, honey, brood and bees for only $400 and you get absolutely everything in a box. Last years queen is producing hard working, gentle bees. I usually do my first grafts in early May. I am looking for native Scottish black bees. that should be no problem – as long as I don’t get locked at home for 3 months! E-mail jonathangetty80 at gmail.com, Pingback: Great weather for queen mating | Native Queen Bees, Hi. Which I would like to cancel due to an outbreak of E.F.B. I should be able to post on Monday or Tuesday. I always have a few. I am currently starting to post out queens ordered in September and October and your order was at the start of May when the website stated late June delivery. There is no need to remove drones if your new queen is already mated. Just clearing up the last of a backlog of orders at the moment. I guess April is too late already;( So far I have all my own queens, a few are 7 generations removed from the original mass produced bee I bought from Kona Hawaii. I have refunded the payment. No brood, no eggs, loads of honey. 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. Hello Jonathan 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. Do you have a queen available? Just wondered if you had a rough idea when the would be ready ? My queen arrived safe and sound today Jonathan, in the hive now, hopefully everything will go well, when do you usually have queens available in the new year, weather depending of cause. Hello Jonathan. I have a hive not doing so well and requeening seems to be my only option. I saw the header about orders for 2019 so I’m about to order two more queens for next June. Sorry I only sell queens within the British Isles. Hi Jonathan, I ordered a queen on 27th July. There is a new genetic survey just underway associated with L.I.T. brood cycle. 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