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Live Bees Guarantee

Spring Bees - minimum 3-pound package of live bees

These bees are government inspected to be top-quality at the time they reach you. Each brood has gone through three cycles before shipment, so you know it's healthy. These New Zealand bees can be picked up or shipped by Canada Post.

The bees must be placed in your hive within 24 hours of receipt.

Upon receipt of the bees or within 24 hours of receipt, if the queen is dead, or if more than 50% of bees are dead, we will replace them free-of-charge.

You can request 30-day colony success insurance for $75, which includes Canada Post insurance against loss in transit. You'll find this purchase option available to you when ordering your bees.

You can also request 90-day colony success insurance for $125, which includes Canada Post insurance against loss in transit. Likewise, you'll find this purchase option available to you when ordering your bees.

Any questions about bee health can be addressed by our expert staff or the office of the Provincial Apiculturist via email, or phone at (780) 422-1881.

Spring Bees - 10-frame hive 

These overwintered Alberta bees on frames are government-inspected to be top-quality when they reach you. Each brood has gone through three cycles before shipment, so you know it's healthy. You are encouraged to inspect the bees at our pick-up location. Talk to us or bring a mentor if you are unsure what to look for. These supplies are generally ordered by experienced beekeepers, but additional colony success insurance is available (see below).

You can request 30-day colony success insurance for $75, including Canada Post insurance against loss in transit. This covers eggs, queens and failure to thrive. You can also request 90-day colony success insurance for $125 with the same coverage extended 60 days longer.

Any questions about bee health can be addressed by our expert staff or the office of the Provincial Apiculturist via email, or phone at (780) 422-1881.

Spring Bees - 5-frame nucleus

These overwintered Alberta bees on five frames are government-inspected to be top-quality when they reach you. Each brood has gone through three cycles before shipment, so you know it's healthy when brought to our pick-up yard or shipped by Canada Post. You are encouraged to inspect the bees at our pick-up location. Talk to us or bring a mentor if you are unsure what to look for.

You can request 30-day colony success insurance for $75, including Canada Post insurance against loss in transit. This covers eggs, queens and failure to thrive. You can also request 90-day colony success insurance for $125 with the same coverage extended 60 days longer.

Any questions about bee health can be addressed by our expert staff or the office of the Provincial Apiculturist via email, or phone at (780) 422-1881.