When the present restriction allow us to reopen we are looking for volunteers’ to help out in the Claro Bees Shop
The benefits are numerous including for newer members to gain knowledge and tips from experienced beekeepers.
Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers is fortunate to have a group of members who provide a service to supply the need for beekeeping equipment in the area. This service is provided by the wholly owned, arms length business, Claro Bees Limited.
Claro Bees has a well stocked shop that is located adjacent to the RHS Garden Harlow Carr.
Claro Bees maintains large stocks of most everyday beekeeping equipment including hive parts, frames, foundation, smokers, hive tools and much more besides. Beekeeper clothing including gloves, suits and veils are available for you to try on before you buy.
We also stock a range of spring and winter feeds including fondant, Candypoline and Invertabee pouches.
Bee health products stocked include MAQS (subject to availability), Apiguard and ApiBioxal.
All of our timber beehive stock is compatible with British National Hives (BN) dimensions. Claro Bees Ltd maintains large stocks of standard quality hive components and frames, enabling large savings to be made. Our aim is to keep adequate stock of all this equipment, together with BN foundation and other popular equipment and accessories. Because we buy in bulk, we are often able to supply during seasonal shortages.
We also supply Paynes poly hives and nucleus boxes along with other associated poly products.
For less common items, including: Best quality BN cedar woodwork; non-BN woodwork, frames, and foundation; books and other selected lines, only small amounts of stock may be held.
If you are travelling a long distance or particularly want such an item, you are advised to email the shop (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance to check stock levels. Many of these items will not be restocked once sold out.
One of the benefits of shopping at Claro Bees is that there are always experienced beekeepers on hand to help with any beekeeping queries or problems that you may have.
During the Covid-19 pandemic Claro Bees will accept payment by card only.
Claro Bees is located adjacent to RHS Garden Harlow Carr on Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QA. Drive down Crag Lane past the entrance to the gardens, then turn left. Claro Bees is on the right towards the bottom of the hill. Free car parking is available.