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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 J0073.

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

See our Bee Hives for Sale listing on TradeMe.


1. Overwintered colonies

Single Box hives full depth - $400
Single Box hives ¾ depth - $380
Frames only (10) full depth $350
Frames only (10) ¾ depth $330

2. From Mid Oct with new spring reared queens

Single Box hives full depth - $425
Single Box hives ¾ depth - $405
Frames only (10) full depth - $375
Frames only (10) ¾ depth - $355

Nucleus colonies (5 frames) Full depth - $300
Nucleus colonies (5 frames) 3/4 depth - $280

We release our spring colonies as soon as new queens start laying and they are capping the new brood.


• We can supply a 9L top feeder and rim if required (+$20)
• Frames are mostly wooden.
• Standard wooden floor and roof, although some 1 box colonies will have a new galv roof
• Wooden boxes, bases and lids are paraffin treated, and painted (where appropriate)


Colonies can be collected from our home base in Wanganui. We suggest that where applicable we transfer bees into your own gear here in Wanganui before you travel home at the end of the day.
Other delivery options can be discussed with you when you place an order.

Contact us using the form below or ph 06-3455350 or 021-0601844

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