Buy beehives from the artisans at Canaan Honey

Buy beehives from the artisans at Canaan Honey – We have been in operation for 39+ years and are well known for offering quality strong bee hives for sale to bee keepers in the Southern North Island NZ. We are DECA registered. Honey bee hive registration number Michael Brandon H6208.

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?

Bees for Sale

See our Bee Hives for Sale listing on TradeMe. Rather than buying a bee hive for your backyard, you may like to rent one from us?

Spring 2021 – From 1 November 2021 with new spring 2021 reared queens

Single Box hives full depth – $460
Single Box hives ¾ depth – $430
Frames only (10) full depth – $400
Frames only (10) ¾ depth – $370

Nucleus colonies (5 frames) Full depth – $330
Nucleus colonies (5 frames) 3/4 depth – $300


• Frames are mostly plastic.
• Wooden floor with mesh, crown board and galvanised roof
• Wooden boxes and bases 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.

Advisory support : We want your hives to perform well this summer and so we offer free advice particularly for hobbyists.

Contact us using the form below or call Michael on mob 021 728889

Spring 3/4 or full depth splits available November/December

– $405 incl GST per single box 3/4 hive
– $425 incl GST per single box full depth hive

  • 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 Allan Richards
  • hives will have been treated with Bayvarol for their spring treatment

Spring Nucs available October/November 

– $280 incl GST 3/4
– $330 incl GST full depth

    • 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 Spring hives

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 (extra $20 per hive), 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.