We offer the traditional cottage style wbc hive which is painted. Colours selected are variations of white with hints of green to blend naturally with the surrounding gardens and planting schemes.
Bees are provided in the Spring or early Summer which are raised from our own colonies and are therefore adapted to local conditions.
The bees are guaranteed to arrive disease free but the varroa mite will be present as the mite is endemic in the UK bee population. Currernt treatments reduce the mite levels in the hive but do not eradicate it. We will undertake regular varroa monitoring and treat your bees to ensure the mite level stays low. Current research suggests bee colonies survive well provided the mite count is kept low.
We will monitor your bees for other diseases throughout the seasons as the feral bee population can transmit bee diseases to hives.