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Help With Your New Bees

Do I need to feed my new bees?

If you have brought a nuc of bees, then you'll want to feed them sugar syrup to help them 'draw out' any new frames that you have in the brood box. You can stop feeding when they have drawn them all out and are using them to store either brood or sto

How do I hive my Nuc of bees?

So, you've just got your nuc of bees from us. Your Bees will consist of 6 frames containing honey stores, pollen and all stages of brood - eggs, larva and sealed brood.The bees, or the hive they have been bred from has been treated for varroa in the

How do I hive my package of bees?

Your package will consist of 1.5kg of bees and a caged, marked Queen. There will be syrup inside the package box to keep the bees happy. The important point about transporting bees is making sure they do not overheat so please make sure there is plen


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Paynes Bee Farm Ltd

Bentley Cottage

Wickham Hill


West Sussex


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