2021 Live Bees Pick-Up and Shipping Schedule

Live Bees Shipment & Pick-Up Schedule 2021

This page is continually being updated. Check back occasionally for any changes.

  • Look below for your location in BC or AB to find dates, pick-up locations, and booking times for nuc orders. Note that you will need to bring with you a printed confirmation of your order for pick-up. You must also ensure that the SKU on your order matches those with the shipping or pick-up location.
  • If you require further direction or help, know that you can always call us at (587) 881-0244 or email us.

Important Information

The bees you are acquiring may have already endured a long and stressful journey before arriving into your care. Please treat them as the living creatures that they are and consider the following:

  • Transport the bees in the cargo area of a pick-up or flat-bed truck, or trailer. They will probably not survive a trip in the trunk of a car and putting them into the back seat is stressful for all and potentially lethal to the bees!
  • Bring straps or rope to securely fasten the hives or nucs on your vehicle or trailer. Bees are born to fly — but not while they're inside containers!
  • Bring along your bee suit and gloves; you never know when you could need them! Other beekeepers — especially those less-experienced than you — might appreciate your help at the pick-up point.
  • Have your printed order in-hand or your SKU# ready to confirm your order with our staff.

Unworkable Delivery Date?

Scheduling the shipment and delivery of live bees that travel very long distances is never an easy certainty — even more so this year! If you find that you are unable to work with the assigned delivery date for your bees, we will provide you with a full refund — provided we are notified by email more than 48 hours before the scheduled time and date.

Package Bees In-Person Pick-Ups

Vancouver Airport

SKU: 

Monday, March 15

Canceled

Location to be confirmed

Google Maps Link

Fraser Valley

SKU: 

Saturday, April 3 - 5pm

Completed

hiveworld - Fraser Valley
6751 Ladner Trunk Road
Delta, BC

Google Maps Link

Edmonton

SKU: 

Tuesday, May 11, 2pm to 5pm.

Confirmed Delivery

hiveworld Edmonton store
5418 - 136 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5A 0E4

Google Maps Link

Calgary

SKU: 

Monday, May 10. Pick-up starting at 4pm, arrival as early as 3:30pm.

Confirmed Delivery

Air Canada
175 Aero Way NE, #130
Calgary

Google Maps Link

Lethbridge

SKU: 

Monday, May 10 - 7:30-8:30pm

Confirmed Delivery

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
560 Highlands Blvd. West, Lethbridge

Google Maps Link

Red Deer

SKU: 

Tuesday, May 11, 9am-10am

Confirmed Delivery

South Side Christian School
West side of RR 274B, south of TR 374 

Google Maps Link

Grande Prairie

SKU: 

Wednesday, May 12, 2pm-4pm

Confirmed Delivery

Westpointe Community Church
11305 Pinnacle Blvd., Grande Prairie

Google Maps Link

BC 5-Frame Nucs In-Person Pick-Ups

Kamloops

SKU: 

Monday, May 24, before noon
Reason for delay: Cool weather in Fraser Valley and COVID delays on queen availability.

Estimated Delivery

Next to Interior Saving parking lot
2101 Trans-Canada Hwy, Kamloops, BC V2C 4A6

Google Maps Link

Victoria

SKU: 

Tuesday, May 18, Details to come (ferry times, etc.)
Reason for delay: Cool weather in Fraser Valley and COVID delays on queen availability.

Estimated Delivery

Co-Op Gas Bar Parking Lot
10350 McDonald Park Rd, Sidney, BC V8L 3H8

Google Maps Link

Nanaimo

SKU: 

Tuesday, May 18, Details to come (ferry times, etc.)
Reason for delay: Cool weather in Fraser Valley and COVID delays on queen availability.

Estimated Delivery

Parking lot of Miller's Pub
1840 Stewart Ave., Nanaimo

Google Maps Link

Prince George

SKU: 

Tuesday, May 25 (or the evening of the 24th, depending on travel).
Reason for delay: Cool weather in Fraser Valley and COVID delays on queen availability.

Estimated Delivery

Parking lot of Treasure Trove Casino & Bingo
2003 BC-97, Prince George

Google Maps Link

Kelowna

SKU: 

Monday, May 24, before noon.
Reason for delay: Cool weather in Fraser Valley and COVID delays on queen availability.

Estimated Delivery

Four Points by Sheraton parking lot
5505 Airport Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 3C3

Google Maps Link

Abbotsford

SKU: 

Monday, May 17, 10am to 2pm.
Reason for delay: Cool weather in Fraser Valley and COVID delays on queen availability.

Estimated Delivery

Old location of Urban Bee
6721 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta

Google Maps Link

Alberta 5-Frame Nucs In-Person Pick-Ups

Edmonton

SKU: 

Sunday, May 30

Estimated Delivery

hiveworld Edmonton store
5418 - 136 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5A 0E4

Google Maps Link

Calgary

SKU: 

Sunday, May 30

Estimated Delivery

Location to be confirmed

Google Maps Link

Lethbridge

SKU: 

Monday, May 31

Estimated Delivery

Location to be confirmed

Google Maps Link

Red Deer

SKU: 

Sunday, May 30

Estimated Delivery

Location to be confirmed

Google Maps Link

Medicine Hat

SKU: 

Monday, May 31

Estimated Delivery

Location to be confirmed

Google Maps Link

Grande Prairie

SKU: 

Monday, May 31

Estimated Delivery

Location to be confirmed

Google Maps Link

Canada Post Shipments of 5-Frame Nucs

Fraser Valley

SKU: 

Leave Vancouver on Monday, May 10

Estimated Delivery

North and East BC

SKU: 

Leave Vancouver on Monday, May 10

Estimated Delivery

Alberta

SKU: 

Leave Vancouver on Sunday, May 30

Estimated Delivery

Saskatchewan

SKU: 

Leave Vancouver on Wednesday, June 2

Estimated Delivery

Manitoba

SKU: 

Leave Vancouver on Wednesday, June 2

Estimated Delivery

NWT & Yukon

SKU: 

Leave Vancouver on Wednesday, June 2

Estimated Delivery

Edmonton 10-Frame Starter Hives

Edmonton

SKU: 

June 7

Estimated Delivery

hiveworld Edmonton store
5418 - 136 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5A 0E4

Google Maps Link