The Community Hive Collaborative Purchase of Bees is CLOSED UNTIL FEBRUARY

  • 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 2020 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, 2021

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: Pay for invoice received the first weeks of March

Honey Bee Application and Exam Timeline

February 1-28th, 2021

CHCP Honeybee Exam and Application Completion Deadline
February 28 2021

CHCP Honey Bees Notification of Application
March 8, 2021

Honey Bees Payment Deadline
March 22, 2021

Honey Bee Distribution and Field Days
Calgary
– May 27, 2021
Red Deer and Edmonton-May 28, 2021

Fees for 2020

Honey Bee Nucs: $225
Nuc Box (no return necessary): $15
Transportation: $10
Management Fee: $15
Total cost per nuc: $265

Price is the same as 2018 and 2019

About the Bees

This is our 12th year of the program and partnership with Bill. Since 2009 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.

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