Nuc's and Hygienic Honeybee Queens

As registered Ontario Queen Breeders and members of the Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selection Program (ORHBS) we produce queens each week that are bred from our gentle hygienically tested and overwintered stock.

We focus our breeding on integrated pest management and colony health. Our stock is proven extra hardy as we are located on the top of a hill on the OakRidges Moraine in a very windy location. Temperatures and wind speeds in our bee yard are much more extream than most other parts of Ontario. This means that Circling Hawk Queens that survive the windy winters on our farm need to be extra hardy!

We test our overwintered stock for hygienic behavior. Published research indicates that the best selection criteria for breeding disease resistant honey bees is through the testing and selection of hygienic behaviour. Hygienic behavior leads to increased resistance to all brood diseases and also decreases pest development.

4 frame nuc's are available stating late May. You can order now for spring 2020. order nucs here
Our ORHBS Hygenic Queens are available starting in mid June. order queens here

Select the date you will be picking up your Nuc below--best to get your reservation in early as we may sell out.

2020 Pricing is as follows:

  • 4 Deep Frame Nucleus Hives with a Saskatraz queen $225
  • 4 Deep Frame Nucleus Hives with a Queen from our hardy Circling Hawk ORHBS stock $225
  • Circling Hawk ORHBS Queens $45 ea
  • Our Apiary is inspected by an Ontario Apiary Inspector and our bees are approved for sale.
  • Fill out the form below to order. You will recieve a deposit invoice that you can pay via email transfer.

    Bees must be picked from our Richmond Hill farm.

    Please do not come to the farm to pickup bees without pre-ordering your bees.

    Full graft of queen cells from hygienic stock
    Near perfect result for hygienic queen test
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    13433 Leslie Street Richmond Hill, Ontario L4E 1A2
    Tel:(289) 809-4360
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