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Buy beehives from the artisans at Canaan Honey - We have been in operation for 37+ years and are well known for offering quality strong bee hives for sale to bee keepers in the Southern North Island. We are DECA registered. Honey bee hive registration number H6208.

Training offered when you buy bees

Are you a new beekeeper? When you buy bees from the team at Canaan Honey you also have access to their experience. Come out with us as we tend our hives and gain experience in keeping your bees. Contact us with questions as you gain experience with your own hives. John Brandon also runs beginner courses in our learning centre with the Whanganui Community Education trust. The Wanganui Bee Club meets monthly in our learning centre or opposite us at Mosston School.

Other ways of having bees

Rather than buying a bee hive for your backyard (Whanganui region from Bulls and Marton to Maxwell), you may like to rent one from us?

Or maybe you would like to "invest" in a bee hive that we look after as part of our bee hives - Hive Share - you buy a bee hive and we give you yearly honey for a lifetime.

Bees for Sale

Orders now being taken for Autumn 2019 hives - Feb/Mar/Apr 2019
- Sold out of Spring 2018 Nucs and hives.
- Sold out of our Aug 2018 over wintered hives in 2 weeks.

Up to 50 hives available:

Single Box 3/4 - $380
Single Box full depth - $400
- plus 9L top feeder and rim for $20
- $60 less for bees/frames only - ie no base, box, crown board, lid.
- additional boxes available for sale with hives

20% deposit with order

We release hives for delivery 28 days after we add the queen cell - it allows the queen time to mate and settle down, and we can check the resulting brood.

  • queens via queen cells from Kai Iwi Honey/Chris Valentine, and Allan Richards
  • hives are treated with Apivar for their Autumn treatment

  • Top feeder and feeder rim $20 extra if required
  • Additional boxes available for sale with hives/nucs

The gear

Gear is mostly new.

Base with H4 runners, mesh and coreflute board, new 3/4 or full depth paraffin dipped painted box with 10 frames, crown board and galvanised lid. Frames are mostly plastic and drawn.

Please view prior to purchase.

The bee hives are sold via an industry standard contract. We need your beekeeper registration number, full name, street address and email address.

Please let us know what hives you are interested in, and we will contact you.

You can call Michael Brandon on m 021 728889.

See our Bee Hives for Sale listing on TradeMe.

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