THE 2019 10TH ANNUAL COLLABORATIVE PURCHASE OF HONEY BEES WILL RUN FEBRUARY 2019 (FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH). SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS.


So, you want bees in 2019, either as a beginner or to expand or replace your bees. That’s awesome! Our priority is to:
  • Get the best Canadian bees to hobby or small-scale beekeepers
  • Make sure that those committed to offering the highest care to the bees receive them
  • The flow of education, mentorship, and community are supported by our participants

We have developed a system to ensure that these priorities occur in our Collaborative Purchase of honey bees annually. We are bringing in 100-125 nucleus colonies in 2019 and we are eager and excited to engage YOU and help you meet your beekeeping goals.

HOW IT WORKS?

STEP 1: Take the online exam NOT OPEN FOR 2019 UNTIL FEBRUARY 1
*You will be asked if you have taken an ABC Bees Level One Beekeeping Course. YOU MUST TAKE THE EXAM NO MATTER WHAT. EVERY APPLICANT MUST TAKE THE EXAM, NO MATTER IF YOU HAVE IN PAST YEARS OR TAKEN A COURSE
You must receive over 80% on the exam for your application to be accepted. 
February 1-28, 2019

YOU CAN ONLY TAKE THE QUIZ ONCE, SO DON’T START UNTIL YOU ARE READY

STEP 2: NOT OPEN FOR 2019 UNTIL FEBRUARY 1

Honey Bee Application and Exam Timeline
February 1-28th, 2019

CHCP Honeybee Exam and Application Completion Deadline
February 28, 2019

CHCP Honey Bees Notification of Application
March 12, 2019

Honey Bees Payment Deadline
March 26, 2019

Honey Bee Distribution and Field Days
Calgary
– May 25, 2019
Edmonton and Red Deer-May 25 or 26, 2019

Fees for 2019 TO BE DETERMINED
BELOW IS 2018 FEES

Honey Bee Nucs: $215
Nuc Box (no return necessary): $15
Transportation: $20
Management Fee: $10
Total cost per nuc: $265

Price is up $15 from 2017 FYI

About the Bees:

Since 2010 we have been bringing in honey bees from in Sweetacre Apiaries.  Bill Stagg has been beekeeping and producing queens and colonies of bees since 2005. Bill recently took over John Gates queen breeding operation and is expanding his queen production to 1000 queens this year. An innovative and responsible beekeeper, Bill provides quality nucleus colonies with Canadian reared and selected genetic stocks. Meet Bill in our video.