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If a Classifed Ad request is received after the OBJ submission deadline, it will only appear online for that cycle. Online Classifieds garner high visibility, and can be revised or withdrawn during their cycle, should, for example the item sell or the price change.
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4-frames with laying queen $190.
Single kit - 4 frame nuc with laying queen plus 5 drawn frames, top, bottom board, inner cover (all new) $290.
Doubles available, price negotiable.
All available while supplies last.
We also carry a full line of beekeeping supplies.
Nucs, singles and double-colony hives available.
Price break for bulk orders. Call now for pricing and delivery.
Are you looking for a unique opportunity to apply your apiary skills and work independently in an outdoor environment?
If so, consider these opportunities to become a part of the Animal Health and Welfare Branch, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, where we are committed to promoting a healthy apiary sector.
We are currently recruiting for 3 Irregular On-call contracts - one position in each of the following locations: Guelph, Verner and Kemptville
Salary Range: $20.04 - $23.52 per hour
For more information, and to apply online by Tuesday, April 4, 2017, visit www.ontario.ca/careers and enter Job ID 103737 in the Job ID search field.
18 barrels of 2016 summer honey
White to golden colour
Excellent imported and local queens.
4 Medium frame nucs $140
Available starting May 13th.
Taking orders for nucs available early June - Large or small it's worth your call.
Come check us out, very competitive prices.
White Honey available in jars, pails or barrels
$2.50 per lb
Looking for around 3000 drawn honey supers. Will take smaller quantities.
Two full time-seasonal beekeepers needed at Thompson Apiaries in Berkeley, Ontario from mid May-Early November.
Applicants should have at least 2 years of commercial beekeeping experience, must have a valid driver's license and be willing to work 60+ hours a week at times including nights and weekends. Applicants should also be physically fit and able to lift 100+lbs at a time repetitively. Must not be allergic to bees.
Duties will include splitting colonies, preparing colonies for transportation for out of province pollination, supering hives for honey production, pulling and extracting honey as well as treating and wrapping hives.
Pay will be based on experience, starting at $15.50 per hour. Housing is included if desired.
1 Apiarist (Farm Manager NOC 0821)
Requirements: college degree in Apiculture and minimum two years experience apiary technician (supervisory role): drivers license with clean driving record.
Duties: Year round management of all aspects of beekeeping operation; prepare and deliver colonies for pollination contracts; supervise and work alongside apiary technicians and workers; keep records and order supplies; operate and maintain vehicles and equipment.
This is a year round position: remuneration $16:00 to $20:00 /hour. Housing and vehicle available.
1 Apiary Technicians (Farm Workers NOC 8252)
Requirements: College degree or two years experience in commercial apiary; drivers license with clean driving record.
Duties: Handle, Feed and care for Honey Bee colonies as seasonally required; recognize hive health issues and take remedial action; take direction from and work alongside Farm Manager; prepare colonies for honey production and pollination contracts, harvest honey crop; operate vehicles and equipment:
This is a full time, year round position that will begin in ASAP. Remuneration $15.00 to $18.00/ hour. Housing available.
Contact: John Van Alten, email@example.com or fax 905 659-6370.
Just in time for the 2017 season.
Call Reg for pricing and availability. Pick up in Sarnia.
Dadant - 20-Frame Radial Extractor for sale.
2 years old. Great Condition. Asking $2,500 firm.
2017 is the final year for Growing Forward 2 (GF2) funding assistance. Don't miss out - only two opportunities remain to submit an application:
Note the following changes for projects approved in 2017:
Questions? Contact GF2@ontariosoilcrop.org
Apiary Worker - minimum of 1-2 full seasons of apiary experience required. Wage: $11.64-$14.00 per hour dependent upon experience.
Job Includes: Wrapping/unwrapping hives; spring and fall maintenance; feeding hives; creating nucs; queen rearing; supering; pulling honey boxes (80lbs+); extracting honey; moving bee hives (evenings and some weekends if need be).
You may be asked to do other assorted duties with regards to apiary work. Work is repetitive and physically demanding.
Requirements: No formal education required but with at least Grade 12 education is an asset. Valid driver's license. Experience driving standard trucks preferred. Be in good physical condition and be able to work in a team environment.
Employment details: Seasonal (F/T) 40+ hours per week.
Your one stop destination for bees, beekeeping equipment, and candle making supplies.
Filling orders for spring 2017
Dedicated to helping grow your apiaries in a cost effective and profitable way.
Introductory May 6, and Intermediate May 7.
Queens and Nucs for sale for 2017
Former OMAFRA Bee Inspector and member of the Tech-Transfer Program selling:
Four frame nucs with Ontario Queen $200
Mated Ontario Queens $35
Introductory Beekeeping courses $60
Please call for more information.
Cowen uncapper in working order, includes: 8 feet drip pan, stand and steam generator.
Available with Ventilated Lids
Economical and Effective. Don't spend more than you have to for something that you are giving away.
From $4 each.
2016 season honey, white to golden.
4 frame nucs with 2016 queens.
Strong single brood chamber hives.
Available mid May.
- Our instrumentally inseminated New World Carniolan breeder queens are obtained directly from the New World Carniolan breeding program. They are kept and tested for one year by the New World Carniolan.
- Our drone mother queens are pure New World Carniolans, we keep them for a year before we use them, we never treat them. They have to pass multiple liquid nitrogen tests for hygienic behavior and Varroa mite count below 1% during the months of April-September. They should also be extremely high honey producers.
We are a member of the Ontario Resistant Honey Bee Selection Program “ORHBS”.
Queens are available July-September. Overwintered nucs are available in May.
Hives, Nucs and Queens available.
Call for details and pricing.
Over 250 strong 4-frame nucs with Ontario queens. Ready when weather permits. $145.
200 strong single hives: $275 with bottom board and covers, or $235 without.
50 double super hives: $335.
Most equipment only 2 seasons or newer.
Registered Bee Breeder for many years and third generation beekeeper.
Our bees are good honey producers and have good overwintering abilities due to many years of selecting.
Order early to secure availability!
4-frame nucs, single brood chambers and double brood chambers available for purchase.
I have very strong and healthy colonies, with over 95% overwintering success rate, with carefully selected queens bred and raised on site.
Serious inquiries only, please call for more information.
Visit our facebook page!
Large quantity of 4 frame nucs with 2017 California Queen. Available early May.
500 + single brood chamber hives with 2016 Queens. Available mid to late May.
For details or to place an order call or email.
An apiary worker is a physically demanding job that includes hive management and maintenance and harvesting honey. Must be willing to travel- transportation provided. No education is required but experience an asset. Driver’s license preferred and ability to drive medium duty truck an asset. Wage is a minimum of $11.43/hr with at least 44 hours per week. Send résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org
30 single hives available.
All new equipment.
Call for prices.
2016 Honey Crop.
10 beekeepers needed for the 2017 season in Niagara-on-the-Lake from March- October.
Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years commercial beekeeping experience, must have a valid drivers license, must be willing to work 60+ hours per week, and be physically fit.
Excellent staff housing is available.
Pay will be based on experience, with a starting wage of $15.42/hr.
Please sent résumés to email@example.com.
Available starting mid-May.
Call for pricing.
4 frame nucs 3 brood one pollen/honey.
$150 per nuc.
Canadian Red Cross Training Partner, AAA Action CPR & First Aid, offers custom training for individuals and groups. Perfect for new staff or as a refresher. Plan your training now before the busy bee season starts.
Please call Johanna for more information.
I am looking for a mentor and a place to put bees in the Orlean's area. I completed my bee classes in the UK, and I'll be taking a refresher this spring for Ontario. I'm hoping for a mentor and a place to have hives in the Orleans area. My subdivision is Fallingbrook and I'm not sure on the laws for yard hives? Willing to do extra work and or share honey crop for a place to have hives and a mentor in the area.
Also, can anyone shed light on the hives at the Orleans Community Gardens and how to possibly add additional hives?
Thanks in advance,
Four frame nucs, available for middle of May. $180.00 per nuc.
Single Hives - $280 available spring 2017
Bulk Georgian Bay honey for sale in drums.
4 drawn frames, 2 frames of brood with laying queen.
Available mid-May to the end of June.
In your nuc box picked up at:
187 Dawn Ave, Guelph, ON N1G 5J9
Please call to be added to the list for 2017 nucs.
4 frame nucs and hives with locally adapted Chatty queens. Active member of ORHBS program. Breeding for gentleness, disease & mite tolerance and wintering ability for over 25 years.
Looking to buy used equipment, tops, bottoms, supers.
Also looking for honey supers and a 6 frame or bigger extractor.
We at Tri-City Bee Rescue were able to rescue around 35 established colonies in people's homes and 16 swarms (personally) another 20 or so swarms were gifted to people on the list at ontariobeerescue.com. If you have equipment that you can donate or sell to us to help us help honey bees, please contact me.
20 - 2016 summer queens for sale.
The job is physically demanding which includes hive management and maintenance. Must be willing to travel for extended periods. No education is required but experience is an asset. Must have a drivers licence, a DZ licence would be an asset. Must have own transportation. The wage is a minimum of $11.85 per hour 40 to 70 hours per week.
send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 honey season.
60 barrels available.
White to golden.
A-S Tabletop fill machine
Professional Formic Acid Evaporator
Queens from California and Hawaii
Arrival dates through April and May.
Confirm final orders by mid February.
Reserve now for an early pick up.
We are a certified Ontario Honeybee Queen, Nucleus and Colony Producer!!!
Buy with Confidence!!!
We also have the largest inventory of beekeeping Equipment and Supplies North of Toronto.
4th generation beekeeper, Dickey Bee Honey, offers an extensive range of:
Active member of ORHBS program. breeding for gentleness, disease & mite tolerance and wintering.
Feel free to call, email or drop into the Dickey Bee Honey store at 4031 3rd Line in Cookstown.
Make your own Honey Labels at StickerYou! Custom made, high quality, glossy material for your honey to make it that much sweeter. Choose a design or create your own. You’ll be as busy as a bee when you discover StickerYou’s Honey Labels!
Parker-Bee Apiaries is seeking beekeepers for the 2017 season, April – November.
The work is physically demanding and may involve long hours at various times. A valid driver’s license would be an asset.
Duties: Prepare bees and hives for transportation for pollination and honey production. Harvest the honey. Extract honey. Handle feed and care for bee colonies. Build and maintain bee hives and equipment.
Base wage: $11.43 / hour.
Please contact Mike Parker by phone or email to enquire.
Nucs start at $150.
We sell any quantity of bees required.
Complete ensemble equipment available including quality woodware:
Pollination service also available.
Do not hesitate to call.
Looking to hire one experienced Apiary Technician for mid-April to mid-November 2017:
Remuneration: $15.42 per hour.
Experience / Skills:
- minimum of 2 years' beekeeping experience
- valid driver's license
- physically strong (heavy lifting involved)
- team player
- good work ethic.
- General beekeeping maintenance
- Feeding and treating bees
- making nucs
- hive health assessment
- pulling honey
- winterizing bees
- driving trucks.
Please email expressions of interest and a résumé.
Call and ask for the packaging pdf and we would be pleased to send it off.
We have everything you need for the honey season!
And new products are always being added.
D&G is family owned for over 100+ years and still going strong.
We support the OBA and North American and especially Canadian Manufactured goods.
For remainder of season and / or from April until December 2017.
Work is physically demanding and includes hive management and maintenance. Must be able to follow instructions in English. Wage will be between $11.43 and $12.04 per hour. Minimum 40 hours per week.
Send résumé to: email@example.com or mail to: Munro Honey, Box #428, Alvinston, Ontario, Canada N0N 1A0.
Fumagilin - B, Oxytet-25, Foul Brood mix, Tylan Soluble, Varroa Mite control strips, Liquid Formic Acid 65%, Bee-Repel, Oxalic Acid, safety equipment, and optimiser applicator for O.A.
We can handle your sugar requirements. Dry or liquid - small lots or trailer loads.
Bee Maid buys light and dark beeswax at competitive prices.
Top quality products for beekeepers: foundation, queen rearing supplies, beekeepers apparel & tools, hive equipment, novelties, honey containers, extracting equipment, medications & treatments, and packaged bees & queens.
Toronto Bee Rescue specializes in the removal of honey bee swarms and established honey bee hives. We perform live honey bee hive removals. Contact us for a quote.
We sell supplies for all your beekeeping needs, including:
Check out our new website for beekeeping supplies, honey and beeswax products.
100% Ontario Honey promotion items are available: Road signs, banners, vendor aprons, brochures.
Visit the OBA website, www.ontariobee.com, for promotional items to enhance your profile as a local beekeeper and enhance your sales and marketing activities.
Available for pick-up in Milton or we will ship FOB, Milton.
Deep and medium depth finger jointed supers, select, commercial and budget grades. Wood frames, bottom boards, bee escapes, inner covers, outer covers, hive top feeders, screened bottom boards, nuc boxes and more.
Busy Bee Beekeeping Supplies: beekeeping equipment and supplies.
Beeswax and bee pollen bought and sold.