The Community Hive Collaborative Purchase of Bees is not Closed.
So, you want bees in 2020, 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 125 colonies in 2019 and we are eager and excited to engage YOU and help you meet your beekeeping goals.
HOW IT WORKS?
STEP 1: Fill out the Application
*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
STEP 2: Take the quiz. The link will be emailed to you once you have filled out the application.
YOU CAN ONLY TAKE THE QUIZ TWICE, SO DON’T START UNTIL YOU ARE READY
STEP 3: OPEN FEBRUARY 2019
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 11, 2019
Honey Bees Payment Deadline
March 25, 2019
Honey Bee Distribution and Field Days
Calgary and Red Deer– May 25, 2019
Edmonton-May 26, 2019
Fees for 2019
Honey Bee Nucs: $215
Nuc Box (no return necessary): $15
Management Fee: $15
Total cost per nuc: $265
Price is the same as 2018
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.