Support for Local Hobby Beepkeepers 2019


Please note there are 3 NUC options to suite your needs. All provide excellent value. You can also opt for a complete 10 frame brood box hive complete ready to go.
(see bottom of page)


Early 2019 May Nucs sold out ...... call for any  possible cancellations.

Early May nucs usually produce honey the first year.         

$20 deposit each nuc

Options: I provide 4 options, all mite free and well provisioned with nurse bees, brood, honey, and pollen!
Each option is tailored to your needs and provides the best value for your money and circumstance.

1) 4 deep frames nuc in classic reusable screen ventilated cardboard box = nonreturnable (good for swarm catches)
- young Chilean Carnolian Queen
- will contain 2 frames brood, + 1 frame of honey, and 1 frame of pollen
- if started early should produce honey first year!

cost = $170 best value for distant beekeepers


above = 4 frame top screen carboard nuc (you keep)

2) 5 deep frames nuc in returnable wooden nuc box

- will contain an additional frame of empty pulled comb ready for the Young Chilean Queen to start laying in. This feature ensures a rapid build up at the beginning of the season to maximize first year honey crop

cost = $170 best value for beekeepers in GTA

above = 5 frame wooden nuc box (returned)

3) Overwintered 6 deep frames nuc in returnable polystyrene  Lyson nuc box
- hardy Ontario raised/overwintered Queen (Carniolan)
- Queens were raised in July 2018 and introduced into the
nucs offered for sale in the same month

cost = $190 pop one of these in an 8 or 10 frame  box and get ready to harvest the dandelion flow!

- ask if you are interested in purchasing the wood or polystyrene boxes
(you won't regret having a few spare nuc boxes in your beekeeping its best to have something before you need it)

above = 6 frame polystyrene nuc box being weighed in late fall  

Lyson 6 frame nucs with native Ontario overwintered Queen is the best overall value if you are eager to have a honey producer in the first year and are interested in local Queens.

Taking orders for first week of May nucs! = Sold Out
Pick up and delivery starts Sunday May 5th.

Pick up early morning before 10am or after 5 pm in the afternoon. (your bees will all be in the nuc box not flying)

Email me to order your nuc.

Email me to order your spring  nucs!

Mid June Nucs ready in June ... taking orders now.

$180 each for 4 frame keep cardboard box

$190 each  for 5 frame return wooden box

$200 each for 6 frame nucs return polystyrene box

3 choices to suite your needs

Order your June nucs now.
$20 deposit each and supplies are limited

All nucs are made up from hives that have been well fed and treated for mites(Apivar)for 6 weeks in March/April.

Always have your hive boxes ready in place before picking up your nucs for successful hiving.

Best to pick up nucs in the morning before 9 am or in the evening after 5 pm
Bee sure to feed your newly hived colony with 60/40
water/sugar solution until the brood comb is 80% pulled.Stop feeding and then add your Queen excluder and first honey super. The bees should start producing honey near the end of June most years.

Laying Queens

Ontario Queens will be available June 2019. Replace AWOL or ailing Queens with hardy summer raised Ontario Survivor Queens for a great price. Please call in advance for availability of a proven laying/caged Queen from my stock of Ontario Survivor Queens.

Local Queens - 2019 mated Queens will be available June, July, August, September only. $30 each

Interested in starting your own beehive? Have a place to locate?
I might be able to give you a helping hand starting out.

Email me!

One box overwintered hives "turbocharge the spring"
- will be available starting late April 2019.

One established 8 or 10 brood box with

- inner cover
- telescoping outer cover
- bottom board
- 10 pulled comb deep frames with all stages of bee development/honey/pollen
- laying Ontario Survivor Queen.

Be sure to bring a rachet strap to secure the hive components while on the road to the new home.


cost = $320. (very limited supply) will produce honey first year if stationed early

Starter Courses
I will be starting beginner courses in Georgina this May, and June 2019. Small class sizes, immediate hands on learning. If interested email me and and reserve a spot in one of our classes.

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"A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly" old beekeeper saying