Claro Bees

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.

Beekeeping Supplies

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.

A range of feed and bee health products including fondant, Neopoll, MAQS, Apiguard and Api-Bioxal are also stocked.

In time for the winter we have stocks of; Fondant (1Kg and 2.5 Kg), Candipolline Gold (1Kg), Invertabee (1Kg pouches)

Prices at Claro Bees are generally below list prices and any profits made accrue to HRBKA.


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.

Opening Times

Claro Bees is continuing to serve our members under the new Regulations and people have been very good at observing the social distancing rules. 

However, there is some confusion over opening hours and payments. 

For 2020, Claro Bees is open on Saturday mornings from 10.00 am until 12.00 pm till the 31st October inclusive.

There will be two further openings – on the 28th November and the 12th December – both from 10.00 till 12.00.


During the Covid 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.