Buy beehives from the artisans at Canaan Honey

Autumn 2022

Buy beehives from the artisans at Canaan Honey – We have been in operation for now 40 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?

Autumn 2022

Bee hives

  • Most of our “single box hives” have too many bees for just one box. Most have a second box on them that gives room for the bees and some drawn frames including honey and often brood.
  • The second box is a 3/4 and is sold at ready to go prices for hiveware being an extra $75.
  • Hives have Apivar strips in them
  • a top feeder is available for an extra $20 being 9 litre feeder and wooden frame

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


  • Our Nucs are being created from 22 Feb 2022 with queen cells, so will be available with mated laying queens from around 1 April
  • ready to be transferred into your own gear when you pick them up from Canaan

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)


  • Payment 20% on order, remainder on delivery
  • queens via queen cells from Allan Richards


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, so we offer free advice particularly for hobbyists.

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

Your home City/Region
Do you have a beekeeper registration number? Leave this blank if you don't have one yet. You will need one when you pick up the beehive. We recommend that you apply for one now if you don't have one, and it can be put on hold till the hives are picked up.
How many of the above hives would you like?
When would you like the bee hives? Any special requirements?
Once the order has been confirmed, we ask for a 20% deposit which we use to purchase some of the new equipment required.