hives blockBuy beehives from the artisans at Canaan Honey - We have been in operation for over 35 years and are well known for offering quality strong bee hives for sale to bee keepers in the Whanganui/Manawatu/Taranaki regions. 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.

Bees for Sale

Rather than buying a bee hive for your backyard, 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.

We have the following honey bees for sale:

  • Autumn splits available now (June to August 2018) - $490 per hive, $980 per double hive incl GST
    • double hives with parent hive as first 3/4 box, then split board and daughter new beehive in a 3/4 box with new queen on top
    • we find that single box hives survive winter better than 5 frame nucs
    • double hives keep each other warm and so also better survive the winter and use less stores.
    • we have up to 50 single 3/4 hives available as doubles for sale
    • queens are new Autumn 2018 mated from Queen Cells via Kai Iwi Honey/Chris Valentine. Parent hives have similar queens since October 2016
    • the hives have had Autumn apivar treatment with the strips now removed
    • we have been actively syrup feeding the hives, so they have good stores
    • we have seen brood from the new queens and so know they are mated - from May/June 2018 the queens have generally stopped laying
  • Spring 3/4 depth splits available November/December 2018 - $490 incl GST per hive
    • 3/4 single box hives that we build up to strength for pasture or manuka harvest
    • we make the splits in September/October and build them up with syrup and substitute pollen patties so they are bursting with bees and brood by late November
    • payment 10% on order, 10% September, remainder on delivery
    • queens will be via queen cells from Kai Iwi Honey/Chris Valentine
    • hives will have been treated with Bayvarol for their spring treatment
  • Spring 3/4 depth Nucs available October/November 2018 - $300 incl GST
    • 3 x 3/4 frames bees and drawn comb with undrawn frame and frame feeder into a 5 frame box
    • we make the split in October and wait for the queen to lay before making delivery
    • payment 10% on order, 10% as at time of splits (early October), remainder on delivery
    • the 3/4 depth nucs are made in coreflute boxes and are to be transferred into your own equipment - ie your own base, box, additional 5 frames, crown board, lid...

The gear for Autumn 2018 hives

Gear is either new this Autumn, or since November 2016.

Base with H4 runners, mesh and coreflute board, 3/4 paraffin dipped painted box with either 9 frames and single feeder, or 10 frames and 9 litre top feeder, crown board and lid. Frames are mostly plastic and drawn. Double hives are supplied with extra base and lid for when the hive is separated.

Please view prior to purchase.

The bee hives are sold via an industry standard contract. We need your beekeeper registration number.

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

You can call Michael Brandon on m 021 728889.

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