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Buying Bees from the Association

 

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING BEES,  PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR ADVICE –  PURCHASING BEES FROM ABROAD OR FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES CAN TRANSFER PROBLEMS AND DISEASE.

Over the past few years there has been a serious decline in the population and health of the honey bee throughout the UK and other countries.  There are many reasons for this,  disease,  pests,  pesticides,  loss of habitat,  the weather and probably other reasons,   of which we are not aware.    All these can cause stress to the bees,  lowering their immune system and colonies can be lost.

Scientists in many countries are working to try to find solutions to these problems and beekeeping associations are  informed of the latest research and  developments.

From 2017 Perth & District Beekeeping Association received funding for another dedicated facility to graft and raise queen cells from our own apiaries.  We take great care to choose queens from our best colonies ie ones that are hardy,  calm and good tempered bees, and prolific honey producers.

Please contact us if you wish to discuss buying a nuc or a new queen for your colony by emailing info@perthanddistrictbeekeepers.co.uk or use the Contact Form on the website.