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Buy beehives from the artisans at Canaan Honey - We have been in operation for 36+ 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.

Bees for Sale

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.

We have the following honey bees for sale:

  1. SOLD OUT - Autumn splits available now (August 2018) - $450 per 3/4 hive incl GST, $480 for full depth
  2. Spring 3/4 or full depth splits (available November/December 2018) - $490 incl GST per 3/4 hive, $520 for full depth
  3. Spring Nucs available October/November 2018 3/4 - $300 incl GST, full depth $330.

$60 less for single box frames only.
Frame feeders have been replaced with a drawn comb frame. A top feeder and feeder rim have been added to each hive ($20 extra if required)
Additional boxes available for sale with hives.

Further detail below:

  1. SOLD OUT - Autumn splits available now (August 2018) - $450 per 3/4 hive incl GST, $480 for full depth
    • we have up to  SOLD OUT 30 bee hives available.
    • 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 and pollen pattie feeding the hives, so they have good stores.
    • spring has arrived and hives have a number of frames of brood
  2. Spring 3/4 or full depth splits (available November/December 2018) - $490 incl GST per 3/4 hive, $520 for full depth
    • 3/4 or full depth 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 20% on order, 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
     
  3. Spring Nucs available October/November 2018 3/4 - $300 incl GST, full depth $330
    • 3 x 3/4 or fd frames bees and drawn comb with undrawn frame and single frame feeder into a 5 frame box
    • we make the split in October and wait for the queen to lay before making delivery
    • payment 20% on order, remainder on delivery
    • the 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 10 frames and 9 litre top feeder (extra $20 per hive if required), 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, 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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