Nucs/bees for sale

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This is the time of year when many beekeepers have bees, nucs and possibly queens for sale. In order to provide some means to promote this timely item, we’ll be updating this post with a list of individuals/local beekeepers that have such items for sale (and when). Contact the individual directly for more details about availability sizes, prices and all the buzz.

  • Werner G, 250-532-2567, Local nucs and/or queens
  • Larry P, 250-479-6277, Over-wintered 4-frame deep and 5-frame dadant nucs

There are also some businesses taking orders for bees

If you will/have any nucs/bees/queens for sale, please comment below (with as much detail as possible) or send us an email.

Selling bees requires a permit from the BC Ministry of Agriculture. There are local inspectors that can you can arrange with to inspect your apiary prior to any sale.


Other, regular equipment is also available from our buy-and-sell page.

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  1. David Macdonald Reply

    Hi Folks,

    Don’t forget to contact Wendi or me for a permit, prior to sale of your bees.
    Purchasers, be sure to ask for proof of permit prior to purchasing.

    The permit is a legal requirement, for the purpose of preventing the spread of disease.

    Animal Health Act
    BEE REGULATION

    Sales of bees or equipment
    9 (1) A person must not transfer the person’s interest in bees or used beehive equipment without first obtaining a permit under section 11 (1) of the Act.

    Offences
    13 A person who contravenes any of the following provisions commits an offence:
    (f) section 9 (1) [unlawfully transferring bees or equipment];

    If you have any questions about the process of acquiring a permit, please be sure to give Wendi or me a call.

    http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/animals-and-crops/animal-production/bees/apiculturist-inspectors

    All the best,

    David Macdonald
    Apiary inspector
    BC Ministry of Agriculture

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