So, why are we called WillowBee ?
Why are we called WillowBee? You got the “bee” part based on Tony’s work with the bees. Rosemary grows willow on our property to create baskets, fences and other willow structures for the garden. Willows, especially pussy willows are one of the first nectar and pollen sources for honey bees in the spring time. Thus, a natural combination “WillowBee”.
In 2023 our bees will be located at the home farm location on Poth Street in Fenwick, Mingle Hill Farms in St. Anns, and Feeder Flower Farm in Wainfleet.
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).
Are you interested in selling local Niagara Honey? Are you a local vendor that sells small batch, local and speciality craft made food products? Perhaps WillowBee Apiary is a good fit? We have regular raw multifloral honey as well as creamed honey and infused creamed honeys with many amazing flavours. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WillowBee Apiary has an OMAFRA Queen and Nuc permit valid to December 31, 2023. 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 2022 Queen from our own apiary (either a Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selection (ORHBS) queen or one of their daughters or a new 2023 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.
If you are interested in purchasing one of our Nucs, please contact us asap at email@example.com to get on our Pre Order Nuc List. 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.
During the 2023 beekeeping season I intend on having other Nucs available during the season Contact me for availability.