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Nuc Sales for Hobby Beekeepers

Re-Opens January 2025

About the Program

We have developed a system to ensure that these priorities occur in our Collaborative Purchase of honey bees annually. We are bringing in 300 nucleus colonies in 2024 and we are eager and excited to engage YOU and help you meet your beekeeping goals.
 
In 2009, we partnered with a burgeoning queen and nuc producer, Bill Stagg, in a program to support his sustainable growth, and gain access to Canadian bees for hobby beekeepers. At the time, Bill was the only* beekeeper producing and selling nucs that included his own queens to beekeepers in Alberta.

Through our micro-loaning system, we pay Sweetacre Apiaries up front 80% of the cost of the nucs, and in return, Bill has supplied bees on schedule and in pristine quality for over a decade. We here at ABC Bees, provide the inspections, transport, communication, and education to support our purchasers with the confidence to keep these wonderful bees. 

About the Program

We have developed a system to ensure that these priorities occur in our Collaborative Purchase of honey bees annually. We are bringing in 300 nucleus colonies in 2023 and we are eager and excited to engage YOU and help you meet your beekeeping goals.

What you get

Schedule

January 20

Opening of Nuc Sales

10 Days

Pay for your bees

After your invoice is emailed to you, you have 10-days to pay it via etransfer, check, or credit card.

May

Provincial Apiculturalist Zoom Call

All bee purchasers will receive an invitation in May to a Zoom call with Alberta’s Apiculture Team to learn about IPM, seasonal industry concerns, and Q&A session. Date TBD.  

June 1

Nuc Delivery Calgary

Bee deliveries will be at Highfield Regenerative Farm, in Calgary.

The times will be disclosed closer to the bee distribution date. Scheduling of pick-ups will also be sent out. 

June 2

Nuc Delivery Red Deer and Edmonton

Bee deliveries will be made at hub locations in both of these cities. These locations and times will be disclosed closer to the bee distribution date. Scheduling of pick-ups will also be sent out. 

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