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 2021 and we are eager and excited to engage YOU and help you meet your beekeeping goals.
STEP 1: Fill out the Application
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. January 5- February 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
January 5- February 28th, 2021
CHCP Honeybee Exam and Application Completion Deadline
February 28 2021
CHCP Honey Bees Notification of Application
February 4th and March 8, 2021
Honey Bees Payment Deadline
2 weeks after you receive the invoice and no later than March 20th, 2021
Honey Bee Nucleus Distributions
Round 1 of Distribution:
2020 Overwintered Queens
Calgary Only – May 22, 2021
Round 2 of Distribution:
2021 BC Bred Queens
Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton-May 29-30, 2021
*The management fee includes the organization of BC and Alberta inspections by the provincial apiculture departments, as well as the permit for transport. You will receive the inspection reports from us before receipt of the bees!
This is our 13th 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.