Posting dates for queens

Hi folks
I will update posting times here on the website so no need to email re posting times.
I did the first grafts on 2nd May and it usually takes 4-5 weeks after that date to have the first queens ready.

At the moment I would anticipate being able to post the first queens ordered by mid June.
If you ordered recently, it will be later than that as stated on the order page at the time of your order.

When you make an order, the estimated posting time is always at the top of the order page. I post out queens in the order they are paid for and I don’t have any available at a couple of days notice.

Best wishes,

Jonathan Getty

About Jonathan Getty

Jonathan Getty is a member of the Belfast & District branch of the Ulster Beekeepers Association and is at least a fourth generation beekeeper in the Getty family. His main beekeeping interest is queen rearing based on our native bee Apis mellifera mellifera. He started up the Belfast Minnowburn queenrearing group several years ago and it now has about 70 active members. He also manages over 50 colonies of his own and has plans to expand. Jonathan holds a BSc Hons in Psychology from Queens University Belfast and gained a postgraduate teaching qualification at Stranmillis Training College. He is a fluent Spanish speaker.
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3 Responses to Posting dates for queens

  1. Graeme Strang says:

    Hi Jonathan,

    I ordered 3 Queens for July, would it be possible to get one now? I have a hive that’s failed to requeen, I would be willing to pay extra for the inconvenience.

    Thanks Graeme

  2. Jonathan,
    Is it possible to ship a queen to the netherlands?
    What time will this take and at what price (including papers and shipment)

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