Classified Ads

A note about Classified Ads

Classified Ads appear for a 2-month cycle on the OBA website. In addition, if received by the deadline (below), the ad will be printed in the classified section of the Ontario Bee Journal, unless directed otherwise.

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 Online Classifieds garner high visibility, and can be revised or withdrawn during their cycle, should, for example the item sell or the price changes.

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Classfied Ad Rates and Submission

Ontario Bee Journal IssueDeadline for Classified to Appear in OBJ
January/FebruaryNovember 30th
March/AprilJanuary 31st
May/JuneMarch 31st
July/AugustMay 31st
September/OctoberJuly 31st
November/DecemberSeptember 30th

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Equipment for Sale

Equipment & Supplies
Contact: 
Patrick
Location: 
Bognor, ON
T: 
519-794-2578
 
Honey Supers
Deep and medium honey supers available, assembled or un-assembled. 
 
I also have some of the following:
- bottom boards
- inner covers
- lids
- unassembled deep and medium frames
- feeding rims
and more!
 
All new (unused) and priced to move
Contact Patrick Stranks, Stranks Bee Farm

HELP WANTED - 8 BEEKEEPERS FOR THE 2022 SEASON

Help Wanted
Contact: 
Mike Parker
Location: 
Parker-Bee Apiaries, Beamsville, Ontario (Niagara area)
T: 
905-933-9200
 
Parker-Bee Apiaries is seeking 8 beekeepers for the 2022 season, April - December
 
Full-time seasonal.
The work is physically demanding and may involve long hours at various times. 35 - 60 hrs per week. Experience as a beekeeper is an asset. Secondary education graduate. 
 
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: $14.39 / hour
 
Please contact Mike Parker by phone or email to enquire.

 

HIVE 'N HOE COUNTRY STORE

Equipment & Supplies
Location: 
678 Kincardine Ave., Kincardine, ON
T: 
519 396-3529 or 1 866 314-3529 (toll free)

Complete line of beekeeping equipment for sale:

  • Pierco and wood frames
  • wax and plastic foundation
  • commercial or select finger jointed boxes - assembled and painted, or unassembled
  • protective clothing and all equipment required

Now taking orders for spring 2022 nucs.

Fall hours: Tues to Sat 10-2

Winter hours after Dec 24: Fri and Sat 10-2

HELP WANTED - 2 APIARY WORKERS 2022 SEASON

Help Wanted
Location: 
678 Kincardine Ave., Kincardine, ON
T: 
519 396-3529 or 1 866 314-3529 (toll free)

2 seasonal full-time employees required for assisting a commercial beekeeping operation 

-duties to include maintaining hives, help to relocate hives for pollination, honey extraction, and daily maintenance of hives and beeyards 

  • applicants must NOT be allergic to bee stings
  • be physically fit
  • experience preferred 

Wages $15/hr Seasonal April 2, 2022 to October 31, 2022 

Apply to: ANDERKIN FOODS INC 678 Kincardine Ave Kincardine ON N2Z 2W3 519-396-3529 or toll-free 1-866-314-3529 Email lazyj@bmts.com. Please reference the ad in the OBJ when responding. 

 

Badlands Bees for Sale

Queens, Nucs, & Bees
Contact: 
Badlands Bees- Greg
Location: 
Caledon, ON

Offering a surplus of our wonderful bees for sale.

4 frame nucleus colonies include a re-usable, handy plywood Nuc box. $220.00.

Singles also available. $325.00

Good-natured, great honey producers and proven survivors.

Pick-up in May. Contact greg@bell.net to reserve a box of your new best friends!

Wanted Two Seasonal Full-time Apiary Workers

Help Wanted
Contact: 
Jim
Location: 
Fergus, ON
Wanted two seasonal full-time apiary workers. 
Employment would be from April 15 to November 15, 2022. 
Wages $14.39 per hour 44 to 60 hours per week. 
  • One season of beekeeping experience is required. 
  • General knowledge of apiary management and detection and treatment of honey
  • bee diseases. 
  • Work requires heavy lifting in a fast-paced environment, in all types of weather conditions, and travel for extended periods in rural areas. 
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, and have an attention to detail. 
  • A valid G license is an asset. 
  • No formal education is required.
Contact Jim – coneybearehoneyj@aol.com

Reservations for 2022 5 frame medium super nucs

Queens, Nucs, & Bees
Contact: 
Chuck Magri Wildflowers Honey
Location: 
St. Thomas, ON
T: 
519-777-4834

5 Frame MEDIUM super nucs ready for mid-June.
$250 plus $30 box deposit refunded upon returning wooden box.
Reservation deposit of $50 upfront(non refundable) per nuc
St. Thomas, Ontario pick up only.

PAYING CASH FOR YELLOW BEESWAX AND ALL COLOURED GRADES OF HONEY

Honey
Contact: 
Mike Davidson, Summer's Gold Honey
Location: 
Merlin, ON
T: 
226 627-6262
 
Paying cash for yellow beeswax! Also looking to buy Canadian honey in barrels - all coloured grades are of interest.
Also looking for Ontario Buckwheat Honey.
Please contact Mike.

HONEY JARS & LABELS FROM DOMINION & GRIMM

Equipment & Supplies
Contact: 
Jenny
T: 
1 877 676-1914
 
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 SALE: NATURAL BEESWAX FOUNDATION - USING YOUR WAX OR OURS

Equipment & Supplies
Contact: 
Bill Ferguson, Ferguson Apiaries
Location: 
Hensall, ON
T: 
519 236-4979

Natural beeswax foundation is better for bees, produces better honey and gives you healthier hives.
 
We can make YOUR wax into YOUR foundation OR we have pre-made in stock. Contact Bill.

16 Hardworking Employees Wanted

Help Wanted
Contact: 
Brian Rowaan
Location: 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Required: 16 hardworking employees for the following positions:

Apiary Worker (Lower Skilled Worker): 10 required with a minimum of 1-2 years experience, wage starting at $15/hr or new rate as per NOC code for 2022.

Apiary Technician (Skilled Worker): 5 required with a minimum of 2-3 years experience, wage starting at $16.00/hr. or new rate as per NOC code for 2022.

Apiary Manager:  1 required.  3-5 years experience required.  $21.00/hr.  Must be able to manage up to 10 people and work under pressure and tight deadlines.  Must have experience in all aspects of commercial beekeeping.

All positions to be filled for the 2022 Season. (March-October) All wages are negotiable upon experience and productivity. A valid driver’s license is a benefit. Ability to speak English is an asset; must be physically fit. Must be willing and able to work 60+ hours a week. Excellent staff housing available.

Please send resumes to jobs@honeyfields.org

Help Wanted for 2022 Season: 3 Apiary Workers

Help Wanted
Contact: 
Lilley Bee Apiaries Ltd.
Location: 
Earlton, ON
Required for the 2022 Season - 3 hardworking employees for the following
position:
 
Apiary Worker (Lower Skilled Worker): 3 required with a minimum of 1-year experience, wage starting at $15.00/hr. or new rate as per NOC code for 2022.
 
All positions to be filled for the 2022 Season. Full-time seasonal (35-60 hours per week) April to October. All wages are negotiable upon experience and productivity.
 
Job requirements:
  • Must be physically fit and willing and able to work 60+ hours per week, when
  • needed. 
  • A valid driver’s license is a benefit.
  • Ability to speak English is an asset. 
Please send résume to: lilleybee@gmail.com

HELP WANTED - 2 APIARY WORKERS FOR 2022 BEEKEEPING SEASON

Help Wanted
Contact: 
Mary or Tina Bueckert, Bueckert Apiaries
Location: 
Langton, ON (southwestern Ontario)
T: 
Mary 519 550-9437 or Tina 519 875-3308
 
2 seasonal full-time positions are available for the 2022 beekeeping season. 
Duties:
     - Move hives for pollination
     - Help maintain beehives, including the ability to lift, move and clean honey supers
     - Harvest honey. 
 
Much of this work is done during night-time hours and in all types of weather. 
 
Must have three years of experience with honey bees, a valid driver's license, and be able to lift and carry 200 lb., often walking through deep mud. Cannot be allergic to bee stings (may receive from 50 - 200 stings some nights).
 
No education required.
 
Seasonal /Full-time March 15th 2022- October 31st 2022
Wage: $15.00 per hour.
Please contact Mary or Tina for more information.

2021 HONEY CROP

Honey
Contact: 
Blake Hardy
Location: 
Frankford, ON
T: 
613-827-2373
2021 Ontario wildflower honey for sale, sold in bulk, by the drum 620 lbs per drum. Only 25 drums left.
 
WAX- Bulk Bees Wax, bright yellow in 15-20lb blocks. 2000 lbs available. 
 
Please contact Blake Hardy @ Hardy’s Apiaries for pricing at 613-827-2373

Buckwheat and Blueberry Honey

Honey
Contact: 
Matthew
Location: 
Ottawa, ON
T: 
613-913-2147

We are looking for Buckwheat and Blueberry honey by the barrels.

Please contact Matthew for further information. 

NATURE'S TASTE

Equipment & Supplies
Contact: 
David Martin
Location: 
Melancthon, ON
T: 
888 923-9813

Come see our new products for 2021!

  • Locally manufactured Bee Equipment
  • Large Inventory in stock!
  • Customized Products

Bee Boxes

  • Ontario's first woodman engineering bee box machine
  • pre-drilled nail holes 
  • angled top hand holds
  • strong box corner design
  • optional metal frame rests

Phone: 888-923-9813 Email: info@naturestastecanada.com

FOR SALE

Miscellaneous
Contact: 
Neil Specht
Location: 
Eatonia, SK
T: 
306-463-8864

Sweetheart Pollinators is a 4500 colony, pollination outfit in western Saskatchewan.  All or parts are for sale over the next few years. Interested parties should contact Neil Specht for more on the realm of possibilities.

Phone: 3064638864.
Email: Sweetheart.pollinators@sasktel.net

Honey For Sale

Honey
Contact: 
Mary
Location: 
Langton, ON
T: 
519-550-9437

Honey For Sale in Barrels

  • Wildflower and Blueberry Available 
  • $5 per pound 

Please call Tina or Mary at Bueckert Apiaries 

Winter Wraps, Lids, Feeders, & Screened Bottom Boards

Equipment & Supplies
Contact: 
Ed Woods
Location: 
Simcoe County
T: 
705-835-2308
 
Hogan Style Winter Wraps. Black polyethylene sleeve and insulated with foil bubble wrap. Compact & lightweight.  Several hundred available. Less than 5yrs old. $5/ea.

Insulated deep cedar lids for sale. 4 3/4" deep lined with R9 pink styrofoam. Perfect for wintering. Painted white. Fairly new. $30/ea.
 
Wooden Hive Top Feeders, with the long centre slot. $8/ea
 
Screened Bottom Boards, cedar rimmed with stainless steel mesh - $10/ea
 
Contact Ed for more information.

COMPLETE HONEY BUSINESS FOR SALE

Equipment & Supplies
Contact: 
Ian Brown
Location: 
Owen Sound, ON
T: 
519-270-3198
130 double deep hives with 400 medium honey supers, complete extraction line, 54 medium frame LEGA radial extractor, Maxant 7000 Model spin float, Dakota Gunness uncapper Model 200 with 6’ moving chain table extension, Cowen 3” PC main pump, 2 honey pumps, heated storage tank (approx. 200 gal) with hot water tank, circulating pump & plumbing, heated bottling tank, heated 36” Maxant sump, woodware hot wax dip tank, wax processing tank, complimentary equipment, and supplies, hive stands, electric bear fencing for 6 yards, dual axle 6.5’X14’ aluminum trailer, Wellington winter wraps, queen rearing gear with 35 mini mating nucs and 30 wooden 5 frame nucs. All equipment is in excellent condition.
 
To be sold complete. Serious enquiries only.

Buckwheat Honey, 5-frame Styrofoam Nuc Boxes & Lyson Pollen Cleaner for Sale

Equipment & Supplies
Honey
Contact: 
Gabriela Berger & Geoff Jennen
T: 
519-372-2046
Buckwheat honey for sale, in buckets or barrels. Call for details.

5-frame styrofoam nuc boxes, excellent used condition, painted.

Lyson Pollen Cleaner, stainless steel, lightly used, great condition. "The Lyson stainless pollen cleaner is the largest sized cleaner in Lyson's lineup. The machine's design is based on the classic fanning mill for cleaning seed or grain by removing dust and other contaminants. The pollen cleaner separates pollen granules into one container while bee legs, dust, and fine pollen particles are blown out the other side."
 
Contact Gabriela for pricing/further details

Do you need MONEY? I want your Ontario Honey

Equipment & Supplies
Honey
Contact: 
Innisfil Creek Honey - Brian Scott
Location: 
6090 10 Sideroad, Innisfil, ON L0L 1L0 (north of Toronto)
T: 
705 456-5093

The Business with the LARGEST Inventory of Beekeeping Supplies North of Toronto 

HUMBLE BEE

Equipment & Supplies
Queens, Nucs, & Bees
Contact: 
Luc Peters
Location: 
601 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 4J5
T: 
905-769-0388
 
Organically managed full service apiary. Offering hygienic gentle local queens, nucs & colonies. Earliest local queens in Ontario. Beekeeping equipment and supplies. Sugar syrup & hive nutrition. Locally built wood ware. Boxes & frames. Ventilated suits & jackets. Online classes on beekeeping. Shipping & curb-side pickup.
601 Burlington Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 4J5
Order online at www.HumbleBee.buzz
Phone: (905) 769-0388

BUSY BEE BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES, BEESWAX, CANDLE SUPPLIES

Equipment & Supplies
Contact: 
Martin and Monika Vogel
Location: 
20 County Rd. #1, Toledo, ON
T: 
613 275-1112
 
Please visit our websites for beekeeping supplies & nucs, beeswax, silicone candle molds & candle supplies.
 

DANCING BEE EQUIPMENT

Equipment & Supplies
Location: 
5029 County Road 2, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V5
T: 
905 753-2623
 
● Discounts for Commercial Beekeepers & Bee Clubs
● Strong Nucs, Single & Double Colonies
● Import & Local Queens
● Veterinary Services
● Bulk Sugar Syrup, Fondant, Patties & Dry Feed Mix
● 100% Canadian Made Woodenware
● Wide Variety of Beekeeping Kits
● High Quality Protective Clothing
● Beginner & Late Season Workshops
● Honey Extractors & Processing Equipment
● Beeswax & Candle Making Supplies
● Large Variety of Jars & Containers, Custom Labels
● Bulk Honey Sales
 
At Dancing Bee, We're Dedicated To Helping Grow Your Apiaries In A Cost Effective And Profitable Way
 
NEW ONTARIO LOCATION! 
5029 County Road 2, Port Hope, ON L1A 3V5
Brand new warehouse & gift shop, new stock arriving daily!

OXFORD HONEY & SUPPLIES

Equipment & Supplies
Contact: 
John Van Blyderveen
Location: 
Burgessville, ON
T: 
519 550-1096

STANABBEY BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES

Equipment & Supplies
Contact: 
Jean Jones T: 514 891-2730 or Joël Laberge T: 450 567-9912
Location: 
St. Stanislas de Kostka, QC

We sell supplies for all your beekeeping needs, including:

  • Queens from Olivarez Honey Bees in California and Kona Queen in Hawaii (from April to September).
  • Package bees. RESERVE NOW!!!
  • Liquid bulk sugar.
  • Complete Bee, an all-natural, all inclusive honey bee food supplement that helps maintain honey bee intestinal integrity.

PROMOTE YOUR 100% ONTARIO HONEY! OBA CAN HELP.

Miscellaneous
Contact: 
OBA Membership Office
Location: 
Guelph, ON
T: 
905 636-0661

100% Ontario Honey promotion items are available: Road signs, banners, vendor aprons, brochures.

Visit the OBA website for promotional items to enhance your profile as a local beekeeper and enhance your sales and marketing activities.

Available for pick-up in GUELPH or we mail (shipping costs apply).