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clare 

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Hello, my top performing hive is queenless, they tried to superceed (unclear why as it was a new queen who seemed to be doing a V. good job) but it seems to have failed and now I am panicking. I fear time is running out. I have tried a few sources of uk bred queens but all are out of stock, does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, Clare
 

Beeline 

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PM Hivemaker PDQ. I believe he has stock.

Good luck.

BL
 

TOBY-3652 

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Dont know where you are ile have a couple spare in a couple of days im going to unite some of mine there laying really good
 

WelshPaul 

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If your interested in parting with one, Toby, not sure how I would get it from you, but I would be happy to hand over shiny stuff or paper items with nice pictures on. lol
 

clare 

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Hi, would love to say I will pop round with a small box and some cash but unfortunately I am in East Devon! Thanks for the kind offer though, Clare
 

WelshPaul 

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Stupid question but can she be posted, I know of bees that have been posted?


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I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=51.666955,-3.017401
 

TOBY-3652 

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Ive never posted any before so dont know what to do. I bought one earlier this year and it laid a few eggs then did a disapearing act these of mine are dark. Was gonna try and get them through winter but ive decided against as there is only 4 or 5 frames of bees on 2 hives
 

WelshPaul 

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I'm willing to pay postage if your up for sending one? If we can find out how. I'm sure someone on here will know. :)


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WelshPaul 

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Ah Toby just found this on royal mail site.

Bees, Leeches, Pupae and Chrysalides, Caterpillars, Lugworms, Rag worms, Earthworms, Maggots, Silkworms, Fish fry and Fish eggs, Mealworms, Crickets, certain Parasites and destroyers of Noxious Pests, and some other insects sent between recognised institutions are allowed. You must use boxes that protect both the creatures and Royal Mail staff from harm. Use First Class as the minimum service and clearly label the package as "URGENT - LIVING CREATURES". Mark the sender's name and address on the outer wrapping.


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Hivemaker. 

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Best to send them via royal mail overnight special delivery. Cost is around £5.50.
 

tonybloke 

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the OP is in Devon? ( please update profile) and could pick one up from Hivemaker, no postage issues.
 

WelshPaul 

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Ok well if anyone has a spare queen and willing to post I'll pay p and p and a reasonable pride for HM.
 

WelshPaul 

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Not too much I hope, cos my hive is dying.


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Post queens in a yellow Nicot cage or similar with a plug of fondant and seven worker bees in a sealed Jiffy bag with hole punch sized holes in. A label stating handle with care, live bees or similar is recommended.
 

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