Other Services and Sales:
Have you got a honey bee swarm hanging in a low tree branch, bush or on the ground ? We can help relocate that swarm to a productive hive. Swarms in nature have a relatively low chance of survival. If the swarm is easily accessible, there is normally no cost for the removal. Give us a call to see if we are available to collect the swarm. Note, we do not remove bees from structures or buildings (cutouts).
New Beekeeper Training and Mentoring
Are you a new beekeeper and want to get some hands on learning under your belt with an experienced beekeeper ? Click here for more information
Nucs and Queens
If you are interested in purchasing one of our Nucs, please contact us asap at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our Pre Order Nuc List for 2024. First come/first served. I will be following up with those on the list sometime in March. Once I finalize Nuc numbers, I will ask for a deposit from those on the list.
WillowBee Apiary has an OMAFRA Queen and Nuc permit. We typically have Nucs available in late May, or early June each year. Nuc price: $250 with a $50 deposit. Our Nucs are 4 frame, with 2 frames of brood, one frame of honey/pollen and one newly drawn frame for the Queen to expand into. Nucs will come with an over wintered Queen from our own apiary (either a Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selection (ORHBS) queen or one of their daughters or a new 2024 mated Queen from our apiary. Nucs come in a weatherproof chloroplast type box and should be installed in your own full size deep hive upon receipt.
We normally have additional queens available through out the year till mid September. Contact us @ email@example.com for availability. $50 for locally mated queen with attendants.